EDGE recruits 3 pre-doctoral and 3 post-doctoral researchers. EDGE is a strategic research programme of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It explores innovative solutions that deliver new ways of political decision-making that help both effectively tackle real-world challenges to democracy and strengthen European democracies. EDGE is concerned with challenges to democratic governance in general, and more precisely with
- issues arising from the problematic discrepancy between short-term political cycles and the need for long-term solutions to environmental crises;
- the disconnect between citizens and the formal actors and institutions of representative democracies;
- the gap between the promise of democratic values of equality and non-discrimination, and democracies’ failure to establish intersectional equality.