Policy and Collaborations

Academic Freedom

The Academic Freedom Index (AFi) is the result of a collaborative effort between researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the V-Dem Institute, the Scholars at Risk Network, and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) as well as approximately 2,000 country experts around the world. The project aims to inform stakeholders, provide monitoring yardsticks, alter incentive structures, challenge university rankings, facilitate research, and ultimately promote academic freedom.

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Case for Democracy

The "Case for Democracy" program aims to translate and distribute knowledge and ideas from the academic sphere to policymakers and practitioners. Its goal is to actively outline and promote the socio-economic and security benefits inherent in a more democratic world.

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Democratic Resilience

Making Europe Resilient to Authoritarian and Illiberal Challenges: From Knowledge to Action

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Demscore

A world-leading social science hub that brings together some of the world’s largest databases on Democracy, Environment, Migration, Social Policy, Conflict, and Representation

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Digital Society Project

The primary goal of the Digital Society Project is to provide high-quality, publicly available, data describing the intersection between politics and social media.

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