A democratic experiment in the lead up to the local Danish elections. Exploring ways that the news media, candidates and citizens can play a more constructive role in the election process.
“Can a democratic election deal with ideas, visions and plan for a better future? Or do media attention and political focus in debates really need to find inspiration from boxing and warfare?”
– Ulrik Haagerup, CEO, Constructive Institute
- Workshops for news reporters in each of the five regions of Denmark -key facts, voters’ views and tips and tricks on constructive election coverage.
- Democratic bootcamps for all political candidates in Aarhus and Randers – how to debate difficult priorities in a constructive way.
- Three major public debates with local news organisations Jyllands-Posten and Aarhus Stiftstidende and the Folkeuniversitetet – can the incentive structure in a political debates be changed?
Constructive Institute comissioned Danish analytics company Epinion to conduct an independent and representative study on “news experiences and opinions” among more than 2000 Danish citizens.