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Commitment to NGOs is decreasing and fewer people want to influence society through traditional political parties. People – especially young people – are looking for quick and direct engagement. Digitalization and the platforms and networks it enables have revolutionized the way we produce, distribute and use information. Micro-activism is becoming increasingly common, and more and more people are using social media for civic engagement. New initiatives are emerging and spreading quickly.

Rapid and direct civic engagement is becoming more common

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The battle for democracy intensifies