the global coalition for democracy

About us

Democracy International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that was formally established in June 2011 as a registered membership association according to German non-profit law (eingetragener Verein e.V.). Hitherto Democracy International had existed as a loose network of democracy activists since 2002. The headquarters are based in Cologne, Germany.

Democracy International is an independent membership organisation funded by fees and individual donations​.


"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy." Charles de Montesquieu

There are people all around the world who commit their lives to strengthening citizens' participation and direct democracy. Democracy International supports such democracy activists in building campaigns and organisations. It shares knowledge and legal expertise on direct democracy. Also Democracy International campaigns for more democracy at the transnational level. Democracy International's goals are to give citizens a direct say in political decision-making and to make governments more accountable.

Democracy International's Mission
Democracy International helps those people and groups who work towards more direct democracy. We offer assistance to their campaigns.  ...
Democracy International's Council
Throughout its years of existence Democracy International has developed a set of core competencies that it offers as services to individuals and...
Democracy International's Statutes
Democracy International is registered as an association in Cologne (Germany). Find out how Democracy International is organised.   ...
Democracy International's Organisational Structure
The Council is composed of democracy initiatives.                 ...
Democracy International's Board
The Board works with the Council to set Democracy International's strategic course. 
Democracy International: Staff
The employees carry out the day-to-day work.
We are always interested in welcoming interns.

Website Info

Democracy International is a registered association in Germany
(eingetragener Verein e.V.).

Friedrich-Ebert-Ufer 52
51143 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0) 2203 102 14 75
Fax +49 (0) 2203 59 28 62

Amtsgericht Köln
VR-Nr. 17139

Full website information here

Data protection - Datenschutz


Democracy International e.V.
IBAN: DE 58370205000001515101

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Konto: 1515101
BLZ: 37020500

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