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19-03-2014
Ahead of the Presidential elections that will take place in Columbia on 14 May 2014, we talked to  Renny Rueda Castañeda from Ecodemocracy, a civil society organisation that advocates direct democracy and more citizen participation through technological means in Columbia and in...
Activists of the Initiative for More Democracy in South Tyrol
03-02-2014
The “Initiative für Mehr Demokratie” (Initiative for More Democracy) in South Tyrol ran a successful campaign for citizen-friendly direct democracy and against the South Tyrolan’s People Party (SVP) that was intending to introduce flawed rules of citizen participation. Read the...
Claudine Nierth
08-07-2013
Interviewing Claudine Nierth, born close to Hamburg, Germany in 1967, means speaking to an extraordinary person, led by ideals and ideas that concern the bettering of our societies through the means of direct democracy. How and why did she get active, what makes Claudine Nierth...
Nude protest in Berlin. Photo by R. Neugebauer
28-11-2013
On Tuesday, 26 November 2013, we, Democracy International’s campaign team with many protesters gathered in front of the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin. Our aim was to demonstrate for the introduction of referendums at the national level in Germany,...
26-09-2013
Georgeta Ionescu, a long-time environmentalist and political activist, fights against fracking, a new technology to win energy. Ms Inonescu is one of the founding members of the democracy group in Romania founded in July this year. We had the chance to speak to Georgeta Inonescu...
10-09-2013
Each year the Stelvio Pass in South Tyrol is blocked for motor traffic. Instead, the highest mountain pass in the Eastern Alps paves way to cyclists only. This year, on 31 August 2013, five activists of the “Initiative for More Democracy” climbed 2 760 metres of altitude by bike...
09-09-2013
Today on 9th September the campaigners of the European Citizens’ Initiative “Water is a Human Right” start handing over the collected signatures to the competent authorities in the EU Member States, which now need to certify the signatures. Overall, about 1,9 million citizens...
20-08-2013
On 18 August 2013 Michael von der Lohe, Director of the organisation Omnibus and activists from all over Germany started a walk of 675 kilometres to cross Germany from East to West. The aim is to reach the capital of Berlin on 27 September 2013, the day the federal elections...
11-07-2013
On Thursday, 11 July 2013, Renny Rueda from Colombia visited the headquarters of Democracy International in Cologne, Germany. Renny Rueda is the founder of Ecodemocracy. He told Daniel Schily and Cora Pfafferott about the goals of his organisation that he established in 2012....
25-06-2013
Erwin Leitner is one of the leading activists behind mehr demokratie!, a nonpartisan organisation that works towards implementing direct democracy at all political levels in Austria. Together with his friend Erwin Mayer he has set up the organisation, which primarily aims at...

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