Shape the conversation with My Country Talks

A platform for political debate

Since 2017, the original My Country Talks format, has initiated tens of thousands of conversations around Europe in over a dozen regional and national events - from Italy to Norway. The My Country Talks events are created and hosted through a collaboration of members from the media, government, and the social sector to foster debate among citizens.

Some past events

Germany Talks May 11, 2019

Sverige Möts November 23, 2019

Britain Talks June 23, 2019

Denmark Talks June 2, 2019

Norway Talks May 25, 2019

Europe Talks May 11, 2019

Organise an event

My Country Talks is a platform that can be used in any language on any scale - from a small town to an entire continent. If you are a national or regional website, a radio station, a television broadcaster or a blog and you want to get thousands of your readers to meet up for one-on-one political discussions then send an email to info@mycountrytalks.org and become a My Country Talks partner.

1. Register as a partner

Give your event a name, for example: Italy Talks. You are also welcome to partner with additional media outlets in your region or country. Choose a date on which your readers will meet up for one-on-one discussions

2. Draft some questions

These should be questions on which your readership is particularly divided. For example: Has your country accepted too many refugees?

3. Readers sign up with the MCT widget

Readers answer the questions and complete the registration in an embeddable widget. The My Country Talks platform collects all the answers and data for you – but only you have access to the information.

4. The My Country Talks algorithm matches your readers

The MCT software uses an algorithm to match your readers based on their opinions. The software matches pairs with maximally contrasting opinions, meaning the widest difference in their answers to the registration questions.

5. The pairs arrange their meetings independently

On the day of the event, participants then meet up across your region or country for political debates. And you can report on the results

Become a partner

With Austria Talks, thousands of people met in person all around Austria to talk with someone who is of the complete opposite opinion. We’re happy we could bring people together.
- Martin Kotynek, editor-in-chief DER STANDARD, Austria

"Finland talks received a very enthusiastic response in a country not traditionally known for chatting with strangers. All of a sudden, exploring what unites us and not only on what divides us feels like a fresh perspective"
- Laura Saarikoski, Managing Editor, Helsingin Sanomat of Finland