Nobel Prize Dialogue

In partnership with the European Research Council


Fact & Fiction: The Future of Democracy

5 March 2024
Brussels, Belgium

In a year when citizens will cast their votes in elections across the world we’re turning our attention to the art and science of democracy and decision-making. 

Democratic societies rely on fact-based world views and science, but also on narratives that can bring together large, diverse communities. At a time when democracies are straining to cope with ongoing crises and long-term existential challenges this topic is more important than ever.

Join us as we explore the roles that facts and fictions play in democracies including:

  • The role of science and fact-based worldviews in society: How can research and independent, quality media contribute to better governance and decision-making?   
  • The power of narratives in democracy: What is the influence of storytelling and narratives in shaping political ideologies and public opinion?   
  • Shocks to democracy: Social media and partisan media have been disruptive forces within democracies. A new wave of disruption may be on its way. How will artificial intelligence influence democracy? 
  • New narratives for healthy societies: What are the new narratives gaining traction in societies? Why are they emerging?

More information about the Nobel Prize Dialogue in Brussels will be available later this year. 

The Nobel Prize Dialogue in Brussels is produced by Nobel Prize Outreach in partnership with the European Research Council.

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