Upcoming events from our community

  • Online Forum on Modern Direct Democracy:
    21-29 September 2020, 14.00-22.00 CET, Online. More information
  • 2021 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy:
    28 April - 1 May 2021, 09.00-18.30 CET, Bern, Switzerland. More information 

In short

  • Sax it up!
    Our Crowdfunding campaign to get our European Public Sphere to Saxony raised over 10.000 euros, meaning we'll be heading there next spring! You can decide which towns we visit, let Anne know on hardt@democracy-international.org.
  • European Public Sphere goes online:
    Join our Europe 2.0 open laboratory for Europe’s future! In 10 online conversations, young Europeans up to 27 will develop new approaches, collect visions and solutions for Europe’s future in solidarity -  more info.
  • Abstimmung21:
    Together with partners, we're organising the first-ever nation-wide vote on issues in Germany. Unofficially of course, because there is no Citizens' Initiative on the federal level in Germany. Read more here.
  • Lobby transparency:
    Together with LobbyControl, we're calling for a mandatory lobby register for the German government and parliament. Support the call and sign here.
    EXCEPTIUS, a research project we are supporting will look at exceptional decision-making during Covid-19, thereby evaluating democratic resilience in 32 European countries.


Seven lessons from the Corona-crisis: Interview with Tamara Ehs
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Dealing with this complicated history, Peru‘s transition to democracy started 17 years ago. The constitution of the semi-presidential republic enshrines not only four direct-democratic instruments at the national level, but also two at the local level. At the  Navigator to Direct Democracy symposium on “Political Culture and Active Citizenship” at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Arturo Maldonado, professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, spoke with Democracy International about the use of these instruments at the local level and the current status of democracy in Peru.
French Citizens want a referendum on climate measures
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Democracy in crisis: Challenges and Recommendations
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Transnational instruments for transnational issues: The Fridays for Future ECI
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How referendums have shaped the European project
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