f.l.t.r.: Philipp Amthor (©Jens Oellermann), Dr. Isabelle Borucki (©Bea Roth), Florian Prokop (© David von Becker), Zahedullah Helmand

Ideas for the political parties of the future

Dating Democracy #5: The long, slow grind – no thanks!

On a date with the democracy of tomorrow: In the fith part of the talk series, we discuss the role of administration in a democracy together with our experts and you.


f.l.t.r.: Philipp Amthor (©Jens Oellermann), Dr. Isabelle Borucki (©Bea Roth), Florian Prokop (© David von Becker), Zahedullah Helmand

Whether you’re for climate protection, against racism or against ever-increasing rents in big cities – anyone who wants to get politically involved nowadays participates in rallies, petitions or online campaigns. That’s simple, immediate and, on top of that, suitable for posting on Instagram. Party work, by contrast, seems dusty, tedious and outdated. Climbing up the greasy pole in the old-fashioned way of politicians – from helping out on campaigns to sitting on local party committees to eventually running for office? Fewer and fewer people these days have the time and inclination to head down this path.

However, this causes an increasing problem for our democracy in the area of representation. Across all parties, young people, women, people with migration biographies and non-academics are underrepresented. Nevertheless, parties fulfil a central task in a democracy: not only do they provide the candidates for political offices and act as essential points of contact between citizens, government and administration, but they’re also places where different interests are negotiated and consolidated.

So how can we make party-political involvement more attractive again? And how can parties become more inclusive, more participatory and, ultimately, more diverse? Together with our guests and you, we would like to discuss these and many other questions and jointly develop ideas for the parties of the future – beyond the traditional long, slow grind.


  • Philipp Amthor, Member of the CDU Parliamentary Group and Spokesperson for State Organisation and Modernisation
  • Prof. Dr. Isabelle Borucki, Professor of Political Science Methods and Democracy in Digital Change at the Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Zahedullah Helmand, Former member of the state executive committee of the Green Youth of Hesse and initiator of the Landtag4Diversity network



  • Venue: Forum
  • The event is free of charge.
  • The video of the event will also be available on YouTube later.
  • Event language: German
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