On 21 November 2014, I attended the conference "Democracies in Europe under threat” organized by the Open Society Foundations and the Erste Stiftung (Vienna). I spoke in a panel on "Beyond protest: How could the disappointed democrats and reluctant radicals get interested in politics again?” The other panelists and I discussed potential routes for re-engagement of disillusioned and apathetic voters. Questions addressed included: What would make people interested again in finding common solutions rather than apportioning blame to marginalised minority groups? How can seemingly mainstream minority groups feel less marginalised? What would change how voters think about politics and democracy these days?