Are you making travel plans right now for 2014? Looking into where to go? We have an exciting and very special option for you: the Danube Democracy Rally through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary from 1 – 9 April 2014. We cordially invite you to travel with us through these countries, to meet with democracy activists, to engage in our campaign for a more democratic EU and to go on a political sightseeing trip with us together.

To register and for more information please click here. First come, first serve. Please note that each stage of the journey also can be booked individually. In case you have any queries  please contact my colleague Andreas Müller. He is in charge of organising the journey and can be reached at

I look forward to seeing you soon along Europe’s longest river.

Best wishes,
Cora Pfafferott

Tarek Bouakaz  
"There is a lot to learn"
Tarek Bouakaz lives in the city of Batna, located in the North-East of Algeria. He is one of the first people who signed up for the Danube Democracy Rally. We had the chance to speak to Tarek on the phone enquiring why he registered and what he expects from the Danube Democracy Rally. Overall, he is eager to learn about how activists in Europe campaign for democracy reforms. For Tarek this is knowledge that would help in the future for building his own organisation in Algeria.
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