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Recent years have seen high levels of polarisation, rapid spread of misinformation, a decrease in willingness to compromise, and a historic low in satisfaction with or even outright attacks on democracy.
Politics itself is increasingly turning on a new axis. On top of traditional economic conflicts, cultural values and identity issues have become just as or even more important for policymaking and politics today.
How should policymakers navigate this new societal and political landscape? Find out what you can learn from social and behavioural insights to improve policymaking and regain trust in democracy.
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The event will be webstreamed from 14:00 to 15:30. The link will be available close to the event.
14:00 - 14:10 Welcome (Stephen Quest, Director-General Joint research Centre)
14:10 - 14:20 Video message by Věra Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency of the European Commission
14:20 - 14:40 Key Findings “Values and Identities – a policymaker ‘s guide” (Mario Scharfbillig, lead author, Joint Research Centre)
14:40 - 15:05 Panel Discussion: What is the role of values and identities in policymaking today? Panel members:
- Peter Gluckman (Founding Chair INGSA; President International Science Council; University of Auckland)
- Barbara Prainsack (Member of European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies; University of Vienna)
- Tina Zournatzi (Head of Unit, Strategic Communication, European Commission)
- Mario Scharfbillig (Lead author, Joint Research Centre)
- Laura Smillie (leads the JRC's Enlightenment 2.0 reseach programme)
15:05 - 15:25 Q&A - Interaction with audience using Sli.do
15:25 - 15:30 Closing Remark
The JRC flagship report “Values and Identities – a policymaker’s guide” presents the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on values and identities from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Values are said to be the dominating forces in life and identities represent who we are and to whom we belong.
- Both shape the political landscape in democracies and have gained in importance in recent decades.
- The report contains important insights for policymakers to adapt their work to the challenges of our time, including a dedicated toolbox section.
- The scientific review and toolbox are complemented by findings from a dedicated Eurobarometer on values and identities commissioned for this purpose.
Overview of the chapters of the report:
- Why values and identities are important to policymaking and politics
- Understanding the values and social identities of EU citizens
- Identity politics, polarisation and values diversity
- Policymaking fit for the 21st century
- Future outlook and research agenda
Find further reports under the Enlightenment 2.0 research initiative.
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