Stories from around the globe
So many people around the world are working daily to make their communities more democratic and to give citizens a seat at the decision-making table. Now, Democracy International is launching an exciting new project to reinforce networking and collaboration between these...
Let the British people decide the outcome of Brexit
Two years and 144 days after the historic vote, London and Brussels have finally agreed draft terms for their divorce. But to truly settle this messy period of British politics there is only one real option – let the people have their say again.
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Democracy International extends heartiest thanks to all the participants in the General Assembly held on Sept 29 in Rome for their time and input.
Highlights of Democracy International General Assembly & Board Election
Democracy International’s General Assembly was held on 29 September 2018 in the wake of the Global Forum on Modern Democracy in Rome, Italy. The assembly took place in the historic setting of Palazzo Senatorio at Piazza del Campidoglio which today houses the municipal...
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...
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.
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...
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...
“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.