Disenchanted with politics?

New ways in politics are emerging everywhere in Europe. That’s why we’ve created this constantly growing website with the most exciting new models.

Why do we need new ideas?Why do we need new models?

The rules have changed!

Wondering why no new democratic models are being posted here?

We live in a different world now, since a global crisis, called pandemic, began in 2020. Where has democracy gone? There are no new models since governments have left no room for them. Nevertheless, new seedlings are emerging. Look at what citizens are creating to fill the political gap.

For past posts, please go to Emerging Models.

Why do we need new thinking?

Quantum Flirts, paradigms and clear glasses:

Quantum Flirts will surprise you as they are connecting thoughts and ideas in new ways.

Paradigms are the glasses we wear that colour our thinking and feeling about our world.

With clear glasses that let all the colours in, we can expect results that enrich everyone.

Quantum Flirts are an invitation to put on new glasses.

Change Your Glasses

Why do we need new models?

The emerging models are an expression of human evolution in the 21st Century. We currently see the limits of our traditional ways in politics. Old systems have started crumbling to give way to new ones such as those you’ll discover here.

The New ModelsCommon Themes

Common Themes

The new political models are amazingly diverse. You find them throughout Europe and beyond. There is a colourful range of imaginative approaches.

They do have one important thing in common though:

Their beliefs about HOW we ought to best run our communities and countries. Alternative beliefs then lead to new alternative practices.

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Latest Models

What’s next? Eco-civilisation in the making?

What’s next? Eco-civilisation in the making?

Where are we all heading? Violeta Bulc says, it’s Eco-civilisation. Check out what this may look like, and get involved if it resonates with you!
FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

Learn from this smart way of local governance how you can make politics relevant, effective and fun in your town.

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After spending 23 years as a senior staff member at the European Parliament, Elke Esders now works with social innovators throughout Europe at the local, regional, national and international levels and offers coaching and group facilitation primarily to the public sector – International organisations, NGOs, administrations etc.

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