Hungary: Stepping away from democracy
A EU member state is rigorously undermining basic democratic virtues and its constitutional status: Hungary. Prime minister Victor Orban and his party hold a two-third majority, which they have taken advantage of to regress the democratic system. Democratic core principles such...
Democracy International at the Network Academy of Social Movements
We will talk about direct democracy with people from all over Europe at an event organised by Attac. The event will take place from 9 to 14 August in Freiburg (South Germany).
United Kingdom: The unfortunate ballot
Unfortunate. That is the conclusion Tim Weber arrived at after observing the British referendum concerning its electoral law. You can download the German version of the report below.
Interview: Italian Protest and Beppe Grillo
In recent months, people are more and more going to the streets to voice their discontent and anger. Greece and Spain set good examples as several hundred thousands citizens are demonstrating. Yet, this is not an absolute new phenomenon. Many countries have a history of citizen'...
Interview: The Arab Spring in Iraq
The Arab Spring gained its ground in countries like Egypt and Tunisia. Soon it has grown in size and influence, impacting neighbor states. Iraq is increasingly witnessing protests and uprising. Mehr Demokratie talked to Salem Dawood, the President of the Association of...
Video: Direct Democracy in California
At the founding conference of Democracy International, Joe Mathews (New America Foundation) talked about direct democracy in California and explained what one can learn from California's experience.
Joe Mathews uses the theory of singularity to illustrate California's direct...
Video: The Big World of Direct Democracy
At the founding meeting of Democracy International, Bruno Kaufmann (IRI Europe) talked about the 'global war' for direct democracy, using examples from Belarus, Greenland and Iceland.
Founding conference: Dinner speech by Terry Reintke
At the founding conference of Democracy International, Terry Reintke, spokesperson of FYEG (Federation of Young European Greens), shared her ideas on democracy and citizens' engagement.
Take the Square!
People from all over the world joined the founding conference of Democracy International. Among them were four Spanish protesters, sharing their journey with us. We have talked to Tatiana de la O and Daniel Edom about their experience.
Deepening Roots, Reaching Out
Brussels, 29-30 June 2011: On June 30 the founding meeting of Democracy International took place. Around 70 people from all over the world decided the statues and voted the first permanent executive board.