OECD Global Forum: Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy

Parallel session 3: I Citizen, Digital democracy

Nov 17, 2022 | 1:15 PM - 2:10 PM

Salle D


The accelerated digital transformation of governments, economies and societies bears important implications for the functioning of democracy. Reinforcing and renewing democracy in the digital age is a multifaceted and complex issue, which calls for exploring the critical opportunities that digitalisation provides for democratic participation and representation, as well as government transparency, responsiveness, and accountability, while mitigating the risks presented by digital tools to democracy. Governments in many democracies are grappling with these challenges, advancing innovative initiatives, and developing normative frameworks to enhance digital rights and protect democracy. This session will bring together actors from different sectors and geographies to discuss what the digital age means for democracy and how governments are seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges.

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