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A preview of the Global Community platform was presented in Rome at the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy
29-10-2018
An online home for democracy activists
All over the world, countless people are passionately and tirelessly working to make sure that citizens have a real say in the politics that govern them. To highlight and empower this growing network, Democracy International is launching an interactive online platform, gathering...
Save OpenECI
23-10-2018
Open letter to EU institutions: preserve ECI organisers’ freedom of choice for online collection tools!
On 24 October, 18 democracy and campaigning experts submitted an open letter to the EU institutions, urging them to preserve the digital freedom of European Citizens' Initiative organisers.
Meer Democratie Belgie
04-10-2018
Democratie.nu becomes Meer Democratie
Our Belgian partner organisation Democratie.nu (Democracy.now) has rebranded itself as Meer Democratie (More Democracy). In the run-up to the Belgian municipal elections, they are now launching their first campaign: a major consultation of candidates under the title "Is your...
Manabalss CEO Imants Breidaks
17-09-2018
The citizens' initiative start-up changing Latvian politics
The digital age offers new opportunities for citizen participation, but few places have these opportunities been seized as effectively as in Latvia, where Manabalss has given citizens a new way to participate in decision-making. Incorporating elements from popular petition...
The Irish Citizens' Assembly of 2017 discussed fixed-term parliaments
17-09-2018
“More or less democracy?” that’s the question
Erwin Mayer, Board Member Democracy International and Spokesperson for Mehr Demokratie Austria makes the case for nationwide citizens' assemblies.
All over Germany citizens are meeting at home to discuss EU policy
17-09-2018
European HomeParliaments build a bridge between citizens and politics
Currently, people all over Germany come together in private houses, cafés and parks to discuss European politics, to exchange ideas and to vote on Europe’s future political course. In line with the topic Europe’s response to “America first”, the first round of the so-called...
Our Dome Talk in Bonn, Germany
17-08-2018
Europe makes room for participation
Kicked off last year in October, our European Public Sphere project has been travelling Europe in the past year. Democracy International's Anne Hardt was on tour with the Europe Dome and shares her experiences.
The #EPForgetUsNot action in front of the European Parliament
16-08-2018
A busy summer for the European Citizens' Initiative
It’s been a long journey for the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) over the last year. The ECI reform will probably come to a close this year, but not before a busy summer of open letters, forget-me-nots, social media campaigns, and growing alliances.
02-08-2018
Invitation General Assembly, 29 September 2018
INVITATION General Assembly 29 September 2018 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm Palazzo Senatorio Sala della Piccola Protomoteca Rome, Italy English version | German version | French version 
Don't let Belgrade D(r)own (Courtesy of Ne Davimo Beograd)
27-06-2018
Murky waters – Participation, transparency and real estate on the Belgrade Waterfront
The Serbian initiative “Don’t Let Belgrade D(r)own” (Serbian: Ne Da(vi)mo Beograd (NDB)) is changing the way Serbians think about transparency and the role of citizens in urban development projects. The initiative was triggered by the controversial 2014 “Belgrade Waterfront”,...

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