countries, those involved in politics are seen in a negative light. Moreover,
the democratic fabric has weakened in many parts of the world. How do you
expect to reverse these trends?
We are aware of a shift in popular opinion toward
distrust of democracy and the exercise of public office. We are therefore
proposing debates centered on a practical philosophy that will help us to study
the ontological basis of governance and ethics. Our aims are to strengthen
democracy through participatory models that make problems visible and empower those
affected, and to humanise the decisions that affect society in general. We have
made a major commitment to education, access, transparency, collective control
and ongoing development.
Systemic pressures and
constraints often hamper good practices, but the EJG envisions a society where
morals, ethics and high standards are the key principles of action and where
the public sphere inspires commitment to a national project and a common
destiny, not in response to coercion but with good will and a sense of