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What role does technology play in the current crisis of liberal democracy in Europe? Is it simply part of the problem? Or can technology be part of the solution?

Chatham House is setting up a commission to explore the questions of democratic governance raised by technological change, and to recommend practical policies to politicians, business leaders and others.

Our Commission is led by a panel of 13 experts on democracy and technology, but we are inviting everyone with insights, ideas or evidence about democracy and technology to contribute and join the discussions.

The project will take place in five phases between autumn 2018 and autumn 2019 and this website will change as we progress towards our final report.

Here’s how you can join in.

Phase 1: Building a community

September 2018–January 2019

We are putting together our panel of experts. Plus we are publishing articles and explainers to get the debate started and reaching out to anyone and everyone who can help.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our articles, sign up to join the project and share the news about the Commission with your followers and anyone who might be interested.

By the end of Phase 1 we will publish the list of core questions our project will focus on going forward.

Phase 2: Gathering evidence

March-June 2019

We’re going to be discussing and inviting evidence around our research questions and we want you to join in. By the end of Phase 2 we aim to have a comprehensive repository of discussions, testimony and data – all the things we need to sift through to answer our core questions.

Sign up and we’ll let you know how we’ll be holding the discussions and how you can join in.

Phase 3: Generating ideas

July-August 2019

Users will split into groups to sift through the evidence on each question and we will invite individual users to lead groups alongside our expert panel.

By the end of Phase 3 we will have the solid recommendations alongside that we need to put together our report.

Phase 4: Reaching conclusions

August-September 2019

We will integrate our findings and recommendations into a draft research report, which will be published in the autumn of 2019.

Phase 5: Launch

September 2019

More information to come.

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We need your ideas! Submit your answers to our three research questions and add your perspective.

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