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  • Supporting democracy activists from all over the world, organizing knowledge-sharing events and campaigning across countries...

    ... these are Democracy International's core activities. Our aim is to strengthen direct democracy at all political levels in the nation states, in the EU and on the global level.

  • Activists of Democracy International and Mehr Demokratie

    We want to realise more direct democracy. We have enough of decisions taken by a small circle of politicians behind closed doors.

    We believe in the power of direct democracy to better our lives and the societies in which we live. Join our network if you feel the same. Together we can bring about change.

  • Woman demonstrating in Sweden. Image by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved (c)

    Democracy means that power rests with the people and not with kings, aristocrats, or technocrats. This is the core principle of democracy. Yet unfortunately, real democracy too often is not realised.

    One of our core aims is a better and more democratic European Union. We advocate the improvement of the European Citizens' Initiative so that citizens can truly participate in EU politics.



The campaigners meet with MEPs in Strasbourg on 28 October
On 28 October 2015 the European Parliament adopted a report calling for an urgent improvement of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and determining how it should be regulated in the future. The report contains many reforms that Democracy International tirelessly had campaigned for over the last months, together with our German partner Mehr Demokratie and our European partner WeMove.EU.
Woman demonstrating in Sweden. Image by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved (c)

Do you belong to the many people who have realised that we need more democracy in the EU? We are happy to celebrate a major victory with you: The European Parliament opted in favour of our proposals for a stronger EU Citizens' Initiative.


We cordially thank everybody for supporting our work. Now our fight continues. We need to convince the European Commission that it must accept what we have achieved so far.

The Website of the Direct Democracy Navigator

... by accessing the Direct Democracy Navigator, an online tool that currently features 1227 instruments of direct democracy, available in more than 100 countries in the world.

The website is a product of research carried out by Dr. Klaus Hofmann, Democracy International, the German University of Wuppertal and committed democracy experts from Europe.


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