Countries around the world are facing an unprecedented challenge in dealing with the global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. The measures being put in place, while often timely and necessary, have real and sometimes unanticipated impacts on our democratic practices and processes.

Public life grinds to a halt during a lockdown. At the same time political decisions have more far-reaching consequences than ever for citizens. How can we ensure accountability even in times of crisis? German NGO Democracy International hosted the webinar “Transparency, Governance & Covid-19”, with Helen Darbishire, Executive Director at Access Info Europe, and Daniel Freund, Member of European Parliament from Germany for the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance.