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We invest in the digital update of democracy by strengthening democratic values and institutions and protecting them from hostility and digitally spread hatred.


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Find out about our projects to strengthen democracy in the digital age.

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Intellectual Journeys

Intellectual Journeys

Nurturing a new generation of intellectual leadership

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Close the Gap - Securing Women's Voices in Politics.

Close the Gap - Securing Women's Voices in Politics.

Herausforderungen digitaler Gewalt gegen politisch aktive Frauen entgegenwirken.

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Digital Policy Lab

Digital Policy Lab

Digital Policy Lab

Facilitating transformative digital policy efforts

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Partnership with the University of Cologne

Partnership with the University of Cologne

Interdisciplinary cooperation between history and international law

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"Mach Meldung!" Powerful voices for the police

"Mach Meldung!" Powerful voices for the police

Protection for police officers who uncover violations of the law and misconduct in their department.

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Auditing Algorithms for Systemic Risks

Auditing Algorithms for Systemic Risks

Evaluation and analysis of algorithms and their influence on our society.

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Digital Democratic Ukraine

Digital Democratic Ukraine

Creating digital infrastructures to sustain democracy in Ukraine.

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CeMAS & Landecker re|con project

CeMAS & Landecker re|con project

An early warning system against the spread of conspiracy thinking, antisemitism, disinformation and right-wing extremism.

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Mnemonic- the Ukrainian Archive

Mnemonic- the Ukrainian Archive

Preservation, verification, and investigation of human rights violations in the Ukraine.

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DISARM Foundation

DISARM Foundation

Creating a shared language to combat disinformation.

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HURIDOCS

HURIDOCS

Collection of evidence to document violations committed during the war in Ukraine.

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Landecker Democracy Fellowship

Landecker Democracy Fellowship

Strengthening democratic values and freedoms.

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Europe's Digital Services Act: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

Europe's Digital Services Act: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

In conversation with Oliver Marsh from AlgorithmWatch

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Introducing Intellectual Journeys: Fostering intellectual leaders at the Van Leer Institute

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Close the Gap

Introducing Close the Gap: Securing Women's Voices in Politics

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CeMAS Report: Durch die Krise ins Reich: Postpandemische Entwicklungen von Reichsbürgern und Souveränisten in Deutschland

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Digital Policy Lab

Digital Policy Lab: Facilitating transformative digital policy efforts

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Disinformation and antisemitism in the context of Hamas' terror attack on Israel

Disinformation and antisemitism in the context of Hamas' terror attack on Israel: An interview with CeMAS Co-CEO Josef Holnburger

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Partnership with the University of Cologne

Partnership with the University of Cologne: Interdisciplinary cooperation between history and international law

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CeMAS Report: Where’s the Money at? Rechtsextreme Spendenfinanzierung über Telegram

CeMAS Report: Where’s the Money at? Rechtsextreme Spendenfinanzierung über Telegram

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Introducing Mach Meldung!

"Mach Meldung!"
Powerful voices for the police

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