How can we act together to improve our society?

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Why this consultation

Welcome to the demo consultation of Make.org! In a context of distrust, the democratic life is scarred by citizen disengagement.

And yet, the recent health and social crisis have proven the importance of a solid social body to ensure solidarity and protect the ones in most need, our resources and our biodiversity. Alongside many civil society actors, we launch a call to action for all citizens so that, together, we may find solutions to positively transform our society!

As the 2010 decade draws to a close, the world is still shaken by a health and social crisis that has sparked acts of protest and solidarity alike all around the globe. These movements, varied as they may be, point to the same need for citizen empowerment and democratic solutions shared by many peoples. 

In 2018, 51% of the world’s citizens felt they were “not satisfied” with the way democracy was working in their countries. (Spring 2018 Global Attitudes Survey, Q4 & Q34a-g., Pew Research Institute) Today, this dissatisfaction continues to erode our political systems, feeding popular distrust towards democratic institutions and harming social cohesion. As the world faces its biggest challenges yet, like climate change and wealth inequality, this lack of unity continues to undermine our ability to collectively address major global issues. The fate of free societies around the world depends more than ever on our democracies’ capacity to transform everyday lives.

Nevertheless, we should not give up on our democratic ideals. On the contrary : they must be renewed and strengthened. 

Despite the many challenges it faces, democracy remains as the globally preferred political system, with 78% of the world population labeling it as the best form of government. (Spring 2017 Global Attitudes Survey, Q29a-e., Pew Research Institute) 

Reconciling citizens and rebuilding social bonds is essential for the unity of our societies, for their resilience, but also for the protection of common goods and natural resources. As the french philosopher Edgar Morin pointed out:  “our civilization is shifting from communities of Being to communities of Making”. This democratic renewal can only be achieved with widespread citizen participation to positively transform our societies, so they may take ownership over the global stakes of democracy.   

So: how can we act together to improve our society? How can we positively transform society by working with each other?

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June 20, 2021

Launch of the consultation


August 10, 2021

"Vote only" phase

September 15, 2021

End of the consultation

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key figures

78%

of the world population say democracy would be a “good” way of governing their country


51%

of the world’s citizens feel they were “not satisfied” with the way democracy was working in their countries

61%

of the world’s citizens feel their elected officials do not care about what ordinary people think

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somekey figures

78%

of the world population say democracy would be a “good” way of governing their country


51%

of the world’s citizens feel they were “not satisfied” with the way democracy was working in their countries

61%

of the world’s citizens feel their elected officials do not care about what ordinary people think

participate
MOBILISATION ON GENERAL INTEREST :

Make.org's approach based on consensus

We are convinced that societal changes can only come from common ideas. This is why Make.org's approach always consists in looking for the common ground upon which collective engagement can be built. Our society is becoming more and more fragmented, we believe that involving citizens in those shared ideas is the best way to reconcile society and handle our disagreements.
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