French entrepreneur, creator of a start-up called Propind. Currently he is finishing a M.sc in International
relations at University of Montreal. He completed an internship at the European
Commission, DG Employment, Social affairs and Inclusion, and he is also a
Graduate student at EU Study Tour.
As a political analyst for a couple years
now, Lofred is particularly interested in the crisis of representative
democracy in Western societies, and especially in the EU: "in my
opinion, the growing distrust of European citizens towards political leaders
and the media system could be surpassed only by giving a greater role to civil
society in the decision-making process on major contemporary issues. A new
participatory democracy has to be considered. With this in mind and my
experience, I have developed an original approach to the debate that gives back
voice to people. This vision led me to create Propind in July 2012. Propind is an online debate platform designed to allow users
to exchange opinions and debate on key topics by utilizing technology to
facilitate exchange. Propind has modernized the age-old tradition of debate."
his motivation for working on the project, he says:
"I am writing for OneEurope because is the best way for me to shed light on this fundamental issue: namely rethink the way that we debate in Europe in order to involve a larger number of European citizens on the evolution of the EU political project".