European Parliament votes to include citizens in European Union reform process
On January 15, the European Parliament agreed on its position of a participatory, citizens-inclusive Conference on the Future of Europe’s (CoFoE) to pave the way for EU treaty change. The resolution was very...
UN urged to consider citizen-led proposals
Civil society groups launch global campaign for a World Citizens’ Initiative
UNO soll globale Initiativen auf die Agenda setzen
Zivilgesellschaftliche Gruppen starten globale Kampagne für eine Weltbürgerinitiative
328 European candidates support citizen-led democratic EU reform
As part of the “Now the Citizens” campaign, 328 candidates for the European Parliament elections have signed a pledge in support of giving the citizens a say on the democratic future of Europe. Their names are published...
2020 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in Bern
The biggest world conference on active citizenship and participatory democracy comes back to Switzerland
European Parliament approves stronger European Citizens’ Initiative
Press release 12/3/19 Cologne, Germany
The text of the new regulation of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has been approved by the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. Democracy International welcomes the...
Big win for civil society as EU Parliament adopts historic lobby transparency rules
Big win for civil society as European Parliament adopts historic lobby transparency rules
Neuer Verein will Demokratie-Haus in Köln
Oberbürgermeisterin Reker unterstützt das Anliegen
Democracy experts warn new regulation could undermine digital dimension of the European Citizens’ Initiative
18 experts warn against the Council proposal to ban the use of alternative software to collect European Citizens’ Initiative signatures.
- Council wants to to ban alternatives to...
Cities commit to greater democracy in historic Magna Charta
World cities have committed to collaborating to protect and expand democracy, even in the face of threats from higher levels of government.