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Democracy Lab What is federalism?

In Switzerland, state power is spread over three levels: the federal government, the 26 cantons and the 2,222 municipalities.

Democracy Lab How to motivate young adults to participate in politics

Voter turnout among young adults is well below the population average. We discover the true political interests of young people.

Democracy Lab How to serve up an initiative that is hard to digest

Some Swiss votes can be very technical and the need for independent viewpoints is vital. But experts can be incomprehensible and not very neutral.

Democracy Labs Bringing everyone to the table

When politics polarise, solutions become difficult and blockades form. How to cope? Get people together and let them speak freely.

Democracy Labs When shopping gets political

Are there other ways of judging how politically involved young people are than looking at voter turnout?

Democracy Labs How to implement successful people's initiatives

After the people vote in favour of an initiative, parliament gets to work. How do they make new decisions compatible with existing laws?

Democracy Labs Making your voice heard in a democracy

How do people find their political fit and motivation, particularly migrants?

Democracy Labs When you cast your vote far from home

Why do the Swiss abroad vote differently from the Swiss at home? An expert takes a closer look at the political profile of the Swiss diaspora.

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