Accountability is the cornerstone of a well-functioning democracy. Accountability refers to all the different ways that citizens, political parties, parliaments and other democratic actors can provide feedback to, reward or sanction elected officials in charge of setting up and enforcing public policies. Proper accountability mechanisms provide incentives for governments to work in the best interest of their citizens.
The conference No Democracy without Accountability aims to take stock of the role of accountability within the democratic framework, to examine possible challenges and to explore how accountability may evolve in years to come. The event will serve as an exchange of practice between citizens, government officials and elected politicians who will come together to discuss traditional and new forms of accountability, and explore ways to improve accountability.