The Commission examines the role of technology both as a driver and as a potential solution to the current crisis of liberal democracy in Europe. It considers both direct and indirect ways in which technological change is having an impact on the way democracy in Europe is run – in particular in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The Commission consists of around 15 experts on democracy, European politics, and technology, but also invites contributions from others.
Guided by the members of the Commission, Chatham House published a report in early 2020 that includes recommendations of practical ways in which technology can be used to renew and strengthen liberal democracy in Europe – in particular around increasing accountability and transparency.
We are grateful to Janus Friis for supporting the project. The project is being led by Hans Kundnani.