Making your voice heard in a democracy

Democracy is a bit like a puzzle, with many different people holding a piece. People trying to solve the puzzle have to discuss ideas and vote. If citizens don't fulfil certain criteria, the puzzle doesn't fit together very well.

This content was published on September 8, 2017 minutes

Civic education plays a crucial part in democracy: it prepares people to take part in a democracy and helps them find their place on the political spectrum. What happens when politically active people move to Switzerland from abroad? How do they find a new role for themselves in a different country?

In the second episode of our series 'Inside the Democracy Labs', researchers Claudia Schneider und Vera Sperisen take a look at how older migrants find their political fit and motivation. 

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