ECI: Problems with online collection tool
Gerald Häfner, chairperson of Democracy International adresses its members concerning problems with the online collection tool of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI).
ECI - rules for Hearings adopted in European Parliament
Hurrah, The citizens can start now. They can make use of the first instrument of participatory democracy ever on a transnational level.
Democracy group initiates constitutional complaint
On April 12 the German democracy association Mehr Demokratie (More Democracy) launched a campaign called “Europe needs more democracy”. Its aim is to secure referendums on the fiscal treaty and the European Stability Mechanism.
Access Info: 20 Demands on access to EU documents
Before the end of June, the current Danish EU Presidency aims to get an agreement on the revision of Regulation 1049/2001. It determines how the public could get access to...
Conference: ‘European Citizens’ Initiative: on the starting line’
On Tuesday 20 March 2012 this conference took place in Brussels - featuring prominent speakers from the European institutions, academia and civil society. 200 Participants attended the event.On Tuesday 20 March 2012 this conference took place in Brussels - featuring prominent...
Fighting corruption with Direct Democracy
In January 2012 the committee Più Democrazia in Trentino was founded in the Autonomous Province of Trento in northern Italy to promote more Direct Democracy as way to empower the people and fight disaffection.In January 2012 the committee Più Democrazia in Trentino was founded...
‘Yes, EU can.’
In the campaign ‘Tug 2012’, a student declared his candidacy for President of the European Council. This campaign is another example demonstrating why we need more democracy in Europe.
Who we are
Democracy International is the global coalition for direct democracy. We are individual citizens and non-governmental organizations. Our basic goal is the establishment of direct democracy (initiative and referendum) as a complement to representative democracy throughout the...
The emergence of a European political 'single market’
We have talked to Franck Biancheri, Director of LEAP (Laboratoire Européen d'Anticipation Politique) and Honorary Chairman of Newropeans, about our appeal for a transnational electoral law. He thinks that the EU will lose influence to the what he calls "Euroland".
"The Parliament needs to be Europeanised"
A transnational voting rule has in our opinion several advantages. It has a symbolic value: owing to transnational electoral lists, the citizen is not confined to national boundaries. Instead, the voter can think and act in a more Europeanized fashion.Terry Reintke, spokeswoman...