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Lindholmen Democracy Talks starts in September

In September, there will be a premiere for a new form of lunch event at Lindholmen Science Park. It's the Media & democracy project International Youth Think Tank that initiates the Lindholmen Democracy Talks. – The beating heart of democracy is found in open and equal encounters, says Urban Strandberg, founder and director of IYTT.

Lindholmen Democracy Talks will take place in Älvrummet at Lindholmen Science Park. But the series will also be open to online participants. The purpose is to bring out the work of the think tank to an interested public and at the same time encourage discussion on democracy issues.

"In ancient Greece, this took place in the square, the agora. We at the IYTT want to bring a contemporary version of the agora here in our own backyard. Lindholmen Science Park is a dynamic place where lots of different kinds of people pass by, and thus perfect for this type of conversation", says Urban Strandberg.

Register here in order to receive invitations to Lindholmen Democracy Talks.

Programme, autumn 2021

3 September,


Power to the People?

Reinventing Democracy in Citizens’ Assemblies

Citizens are increasingly disengaged with democracy. Some see politicians not as representatives of the people, but rather as a distant, self-sustaining elite. Can randomly selected groups of people breathe new life into democratic institutions?



6 Oktober


The Importance of Truth

Journalistic safeguards and corporate responsibility

In an age when news travels fast and sometimes unchecked, factual integrity is more important than ever. At the same time, legal and physical threats looms large over journalists worldwide. Can the global community unite on necessary measures and safeguards? 



25 November


International Youth Conference 2021 Presentation

Reporting from the third conference

Every year the IYTT summon 18-to-24 olds living in Europe to a visionary, yet solution-oriented discussion on the challenges and opportunities of democracy. Results from previous conferences have astounded us. We expect nothing less this year.