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The Norface GOVERNANCE Final Conference will take place in Vienna from February 14-16.

14.02.2024 - 16.02.2024

University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

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The Norface GOVERNANCE is organizing its Final Conference, titled "Democratic Governance in a Turbulent Age", which will take place in Vienna from February 14th to 16th.

The Conference is organized by the University of Vienna, Department of Communication.

Join us for the Norface GOVERNANCE Final Conference, where we delve into the challenges facing democratic politics and governance in Europe amidst turbulent times. Our 14 international research projects funded through the NORFACE GOVERNANCE programme offer unique academic insights on party system transformations, citizen attachments to government, political parties, and democratic procedures.

Key Themes:

  • Polarization
  • Disinformation
  • Decreasing trust in institutions
  • Dwindling political participation

During the three-day conference, all fourteen research projects will present their results and future research plans, providing valuable insights into the present and future of democratic governance.

Conference Program Structure:

  • Day 1 (Feb 14): Welcome, Keynote Speeches, Panels, and Evening Reception
  • Day 2 (Feb 15): Panels, Conference Dinner
  • Day 3 (Feb 16): Panels until lunchtime

Registration Details:

The conference is free of charge for all GOVERNANCE members. Academic scholars not affiliated with GOVERNANCE can attend for a nominal fee of 50 Euros.

Call for Submissions:

Scholars working in the programme’s theme areas are invited to submit their abstracts until October 15, 2023, 23:59 CE via Submission Link. We also welcome submissions from scholars outside of the GOVERNANCE project. More information and submission guidelines can be found here.

We look forward to your active participation in this enriching academic event!