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EU Reform

A central aim of Democracy International is to strengthen democracy in the European Union.

Through our work we seek to promote the implementation of citizen participation and binding democratic instruments that give citizens a voice in European decision-making. 

Our European campaigns and projects focus on civil society network-building, political liaising, and grassroots activism.

Thematic foci include the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), a new democratic Convention and the establishment of Europe-wide referenda regarding major decisions. Other themes of Democracy International's EU-level work include lobby transparency, revision of the European electoral system and right to information.

Our European Programme Manager is Daniela Vancic.

Raised hands in support for the ECI
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a unique tool of transnational democracy that gives citizens the right to directly participate in setting...
Democratic Europe Now
Relaunch EU Democracy Now! Europe is at its most challenging and important crossroad. We have never had a  more critical debate on where Europe's...
ECI Forum
Are you planning to launch a European citizens’ initiative, or are you currently an organiser? Or perhaps you are simply interested in discussing...
Meeting of EU Presidents. Source: European Union 2015, EU Parliament
Over 30,000 lobbyists are said to roam Brussels, meeting unchecked with Members of European Parliament (MEPs) behind closed doors. With no mandatory...
A poster of the European Parliament's election campaign in 2014. Image by Eurpean Parliament
Fair, democratic and truly European elections are a core element of Democracy International's mission. Political parties perform an essential role in...
Campaign postcard asks: "Who is in charge here?"
Many members of the European Parliament support our demands for achieving a more democratic European Union. When they vote in favour of our demands...
To leave or to remain? On 23 June 2016, British citizens voted in a referendum on the UK's EU membership. How did the deal for a referendum between...

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