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How the Joint Research Centre supports a new push for European democracy

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Nurturing, protecting and strengthening our democracy

In a healthy and thriving democracy, citizens can freely express their views, choose their political leaders, and have a say about their future. Democracy in the EU faces challenges from rising extremism, election interference and the spread of manipulative information and hate speech through information technologies, including social media.

A new push for European democracy

European citizens must play a leading and active part in building our Union. We need to ensure that people can make their voice heard and are listened to.

Ursula von der Leyen
Culture and creativity play an important role in the sustainable and resilient growth of European cities.

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