House Description Through the promotion of a global civic society which welcomes youth participation, Coolpolitics aims to create innovative projects for new forms of citizenship. Coolpolitics particularly distinguishes itself by engaging with young members of society at the venues and locations where they are already active. Read more!
Democraticisation or distraction? Is e-democracy an innovation or a regression? Do online voting tools and the new opportunities offered by social media actually help us to become more politically proactive or, in that they offer us to many ready made solutions, do they encourage a new passivity which is damaging political participation? Coolpolitics investigates. Read more!
Under pressure? What has been the impact of our 24 hour lifestyle upon the development of modern science and politics? Coolpolitics look at our fading trust for all things official and ask if the question doesn't perhaps lie in the pressure for results which we put upon our public figures. Watch the video highlights!
Losing faith? What impact has the emergence of new online media alternatives had on public perceptions of traditional media outlets? Coolpolitics looked at public perceptions of both new and old media and investigated the role of trust in the changing landscapes of modern journalism. Watch the video highlights!
Identity What is European identity, where is it located and for what reasons do we as Europeans feel at home? We often consider ourselves to be of specific regional and national backgrounds, but, upon analysis, how realistic exactly are these identities in the modern pluralistic world we live in? [video highlights]
Culture in crisis Youth unemployment has rocketed, the value of our currency is falling, what will the consequences of this crisis be? Will emigration become a necessity and how will this all impact upon art: will hardship bring more topics to help inspire or will a critical lack of funding leave it in the mire? [video highlights]
The European Union European Democracy: what is it, how would we design it anew, what do the youth of today see as being the best ways forward for the European Union of the future? Coolpolitics holds a brainstorming session with local members of the generation who will be the next to put these ideas into action. [video highlights]