Democracy & Social Policy

Our work on Democracy and Social Policy explores the challenges to US and European democracies: how do developments such as the rise of right-wing populist parties across Europe, loss of trust in political institutions, the growing appeal of anti-immigrant rhetoric, a global refugee crisis, shrinking civil society spaces and increasingly hostile media environments impact our societies and test the strength of our democracies? Journalists interested in applying for this category of the Transatlantic Media Fellowships should aim to contribute to a nuanced transatlantic policy dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for Western democracies.

Latest From Our Fellows

They lived in fear of deportation, now they’re going into politics. Who are “the undocumented”?

People sleeping outside a wall

Stranded in Melilla: The Migrants Stuck in Spanish Enclaves

She Thought Spain Would Give Her A New Life. Instead, It Took Her Son