e-Democracy Project

To have correct answers, correct questions must be asked. Following, this principle, Get Involved and UN SDSN Youth Greece cooperated for the organization of their first online conference the “e-Democracy Project” on April 25th, 2020. The aim of the e-Democracy Project was to highlight the problems and the challenges that emerged due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the fields of Economics, Political Science and Public Health. Principles and methods of experimental and interdisciplinary learning were followed throughout the online conference.

The participants were students of Economics, Law and other departments and they were divided into three committees: the committee of Economics, the committee of Political Sciences and that of Public Health. A study guide was sent to each participant in which certain facts were cited and the questions ensuing from them were posed. Although the study guides of each committee were different, they followed the similar topics. The main topics highlighted were: the relationship between the state and the private sector, the impact of digital technology on the fight against the pandemic and its potential dangers and the role of supranational associations in the Covid 19 era.

The participants played an important role in the success of the conference. Regardless of their academic background, they contributed with their knowledge and their perceptions on the issues examined, analysing in numerous cases complicated and technical issues. They proved that even in difficult phases, the young have a say and can contribute positively to, at least, the dialogue about the future.

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