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Good governance goes hand in hand with democratic renewal: the case of Bulgaria
Corruption has reigned over Bulgaria for a long time which has made society vulnerable and reduced its political trust. We talked with Daniela Bozhinova, board member at Democracy International e.V. and chairperson of the Bulgarian Association for the Promotion of Citizens...
Palermo Climate Declaration: Promises and Compromises
Democracy International’s intern Darragh Power gives in inside on the TRANSEUROPA Assembly in Palermo that took place in October 2021. Traveling to Sicily, he attended the assembly as a participant. His experiences, impressions and thoughts on the event build the basis of this...
Europe’s big democratic experiment: the good, the bad, and the ugly
In mid-September, the first stage of the European democratic experiment began: 800 randomly selected citizens, meeting across five European cities and online to draft proposals under the nine categories of the future of Europe. What is our assessment of the Conference on the...
6 countries, 6 places of remembrance and 12 Dome Talks
6 countries, 6 places of remembrance and 12 Dome Talks – that was the motto of this year's European Public Sphere „Remember tour“. Supported by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union, the Remember Tour was a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Schuman...
The Global Assembly and Democracy International’s part in it
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will be held this year in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November. During it, different parties, ranging from countries, civil society members and businesses, will combine their efforts...
Goodbye Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere - see you soon!
The Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere Tour has come to an end. With 7 digital stops, more than 172 participants joining from over 36 countries, many ideas for the future of Europe have been gathered.
Masked Citizens Take Over European Parliament?!
What happens when you get 800 randomly selected Europeans together to discuss the future of Europe? The Conference on the Future of Europe, of course! The first citizen panels kicked-off last weekend (17th to the 19th of September) as the first panel of 200 citizens met in...
By the people, for the people, and the bees
The loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious problems of our time. The ECI Campaign, an NGO dedicated to the advancement of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), is committed to the ECI “Save Bees and Farmers” in order to counteract the worldwide loss of biodiversity,...
10 years of strengthening citizens’ voices in Latvia – what’s next for ManaBalss?
The ManaBalss platform celebrates its tenth anniversary and looks back on a decade of improving citizen participation in Latvia.
First-ever online collection of signatures sets Italy up for referendum on euthanasia


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