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The twins Sana and Lamia
15-01-2016
Sana and Lamia – the Twitter Twins of Tunis
A revolution, a deposed despot, a fifth anniversary, twins, four agile thumbs, eight languages. These are the ingredients of the following story about Sana and Lamia Noumi from Tunisia. These inseparable, 25-year old students of literature symbolize the roughly seven million...
Tunisia politics
21-12-2015
Opinion: Invite Tunisia to Join the European Union
In North Africa’s new and struggling democracy, EU membership could make all the difference, suggests Daniel Schily, board member of Democracy International.
Andreas Müller, Cora Pfafferott, Sophie von Hatzfeldt, Daniel Schily (from left to right)
10-12-2015
Democracy Actions 2015
Democracy throughout the world can only be realised with many, many people. Democracy International cordially thanks everybody who supported our work in 2015. We wish you all the very best for the new year. In our anthology we inform about our activities for more democracy...
A snapshot of the conference brochure
09-12-2015
Opinion: We need another kind of "war on terror"
By Bruno Kaufmann, board member of Democracy International and editor-in-chief of the online portal people2power.info. With Christmas and the holiday season just a few weeks away, people crave peace and community. At many workplaces, employees gather for year-end parties – as...
Flag voting papers
24-11-2015
The New Zealand Flag Referendum
Since Friday 20 November 2015, New Zealanders can decide in a popular vote whether their country should have a new flag. Until 11 December 2015, voters can choose from five different flag designs that are the top runners of 10,000 proposals that the public had submitted...
Erwin Mayer (left) campaigning for direct democracy
16-11-2015
Make it happen: Democracy Camp in Austria in 2016
Our partner organisation mehr demokratie! Austria is currently raising funds to realise a summer camp in Austria in 2016. The goal is to make the camp everybody's common project, to be enabled by donations.  
Eduardo Chagas is General Secretary of Fair Transport Europe
02-11-2015
"The ECI is to end deplorable working conditions in EU transport"
The newly launched EU Citizens' Initiative "Fair Transport Europe" demands better working conditions and fair pay for all employees in Europe's transport sector. The ECI was registered in September 2015 and can currently can be signed by any citizen of the EU. Leading the...
The campaigners meet with MEPs in Strasbourg on 28 October
29-10-2015
EU Parliament calls for improving the ECI
On 28 October 2015 the European Parliament adopted a report calling for an urgent improvement of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and determining how it should be regulated in the future. The report contains many reforms that Democracy International tirelessly had...
Referendum in Bulgaria on E-voting. Source: BGnes
27-10-2015
Chaos of ballot processing after referendum in Bulgaria
On 25 October 2015, Bulgaria held a plebiscite on e-voting. Citizens were asked the question “Do you support the idea to be able to vote from a distance, electronically at elections and referendums?”. 73 per cent of the voters opted in favour. However, the result is invalid as...
Daniel Schily in Berlin on 22 October 2015
22-10-2015
"A global perspective to solve the refugee crisis!"
On 22 October 2015, Daniel Schily, executive manager of Democracy International, welcomed the audience of the event "What can the world learn from Europe's refugee crisis?" that took place in Berlin with the following words.

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