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Voter turnout across Europe has dropped to historic lows, and more and more citizens seem to have lost interest in politics. One reason for the diminishing interest in voting and political involvement is the growing distance between citizens and the decision makers, be they local, national or in Brussels and Strasbourg. It may be that political problems have become more complex and that individual decisions involve a large mix of interests, but in any case, decisions are not sufficiently well communicated to the citizens at every level of politics.

The gap between the individual citizen and political institutions is seen as too large, while the chance of having any individual influence is seen as too small. This is where DEMOS takes up the bow ...

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