European Leadership Workshop 2024

Navigating the Confluence of Real-Life Crisis and Digital Democracy

16 – 19 September 2024 | Karlsruhe, Germany 

In today‘s turbulent times, multiple crises have left politics and society in a perpetual state of emergency. The digital realm has become a battleground of polarized views and widespread misinformation, making online navigation challenging. Despite advances in information technology enhancing communication accessibility, platforms like Facebook and TikTok also pose a threat to democratic systems due to issues like misinformation and biased algorithms. While the internet has fostered connectivity, it has also introduced challenges such as hate speech and surveillance, undermining democratic ideals. Profit-driven social media platforms often prioritize emotionally charged content, exacerbating the spread of misinformation.

As the digital world increasingly impacts real-life events, exploring digital democratic participation is vital. he European Leadership Workshop addresses these issues through interactive sessions, enhancing skills in critical thinking, digital literacy, and strategic communication to navigate the complexities of the digital age effectively.


The European Leadership Workshop is open to participants and alumni of DialoguePerspectives. These workshops promote more intensive networking among the participants as well as exchange and networking with European and international actors. An intensive methods training serves to strengthen the participants in their future roles as European leaders. The workshop will feature a blend of closed workshops and a BarCamp-style format, allowing for in-depth discussions, interactive sessions, and collaborative problem-solving. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with experts, share insights, and cocreate actionable solutions.

The workshop is part of the international TWON consortium. At the end of the project, TWON aims to provide the European Commission with strategic recommendations for possible regulation of technology companies or platform operators. It is made possible through a partnership between Triangel, the House of Participation of the FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, and DialoguePerspectives, reflecting our commitment to fostering dialogue, innovation, and societal change. Triangel, an initiative of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), serves as a platform for unconventional thinking, while FZI brings expertise in applying cutting-edge information technology to real-world problems. Together, Triangel and FZI offer a unique blend of academic rigor and practical insight, enabling participants to develop impactful solutions. DialoguePerspectives enriches the workshop with its dedication to facilitating constructive dialogue between different faiths and worldviews, promoting understanding and cooperation across European society.

Find the Call for Application here.