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2024 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy 15-18 May 2024
15-09-2023
World Democracy Conference comes to Bucharest, Romania in historic election year
Bucharest, Romania 15.09.2023 – On this International Day of Democracy we can announce that the world's largest conference on modern direct democracy will convene in Bucharest from 15-18 May 2024. The Global Forum on...
29-06-2023
35 Years of Mehr Demokratie: The Future of Mehr Demokratie
35 years ago, eight people had one goal: the introduction of direct democracy at all political levels, especially at the German federal level. To this end, they founded Mehr Demokratie. 35 years later, our association has over 10,000 comrades-in-arms. Together with them, we have...
Europe Dome at weltwärts festival 2023
19-06-2023
Europe, LGBTQI+ and Human Rights - Democracy International at PrideCologne 2023
In a few weeks, Cologne will be colourful, proud and loud again. On the weekend from 7 to 9 July ColognePride will be hosting the Christopher-Street-Day street festival. Right in Cologne city centre we’ll celebrate Pride, human rights and diversity! This year Democracy...
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14-06-2023
Between abuses and political crisis : “state participation” in France under Macron
"It's the idea that participation is not used to manage political dissensus and political contestation. It is not used to settle political debates, they are settled in an authoritarian way, an increasingly authoritarian way, and participation is on the sidelines of political...
05-06-2023
Future elections and local direct democracy in Ukraine: interview with Julia Kyrychenko
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. After a break of several years, we are welcoming this section back! This month, the spotlight is on Ukraine. In the interview,...
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25-05-2023
Country in focus: Ukraine. What about direct democracy?
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. After a break of several years, we are welcoming this section back! This month, the spotlight is on Ukraine. Written by Anna Proskurina
22-05-2023
3 generations of Bulgarians have not made a direct and final decision: interview with Daniela Bozhinova, the Bulgarian MP
Daniela Bozhinova, a Board Member of Democracy International, is a democracy researcher, activist, writer and politician. She is a co-founder of the Green Movement party in Bulgaria and has served until recently as an elected city councillor in Burgas, Bulgaria. Currently, she...
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19-04-2023
The people of Berlin have decided - but in the end, nothing has been determined.
It is a rainy August day in 2022, I am standing on the Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin, a landmark of the city and of direct democracy (it was decided by referendum in 2014 that the field should not be built on) and I am collecting signatures to hold a referendum. Not for work, but...
14-04-2023
The Global Forum in Mexico – Hands off our democracy!
From 27 February until 7 March the 2023 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy took place in Mexico and was co-hosted by the National Electoral Institute (INE). It was a record...
14-04-2023
Michigan citizens take matters into their own hands
When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade in June 2022 and removed the federal provision to protect abortion rights, we saw a wave of frustrated motivation that echoed that of the election of he-who-shall-not-be-named. Reproductive and women’s rights issues became a top...

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