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...
Bruno Kaufmann: "Participation is crucial for democracy."
In our second Interview Bruno Kaufmann the president of the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe and co-president of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy takes a stand on our appeal More Democracy in Europe.
Andreas Bummel: ‘The more democracy, the better.’
We have talked to Andreas Bummel about our appeal More Democracy in Europe. He is advocating more democratic elements within the international system. Andreas is coordinator of the Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.
Future of Referendums in Bulgaria to be Decided in Court Case
The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria is to decide soon on the outcome of a local referendum announced invalid by the election authorities late last year.
From Crisis to Direct Democracy? - The Case of Iceland
"Let the banks fail." This a a conclusion one might have looking at the development in Iceland. But does a closer look change this impression? Find the report by Carsten Berg below.