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02-07-2013
In Greece many people search for alternative ways to organise their society. At an event in Athens on July 8 they discussed their ideas about the necessary changes of the political system. Among the visitors were Greek activists fighting against the privatisation of water supply...
07-06-2013
More than 90 per cent of the people, who cast their vote in the local referendum organised in the town of Stara Zagora, Central Bulgaria, answered positively to the question whether the Zmeyovo testing ground should be closed down. However, the referendum held on 26 May 2013...
22-05-2013
On Friday, 10 May, Arjen Nijeboer, spokesperson of the Dutch Referendum Platform, gave a lecture on direct democracy in the Floral Café, an alternative café and bookshop in the heart of Athens. On Friday, 10 May, Arjen Nijeboer, spokesperson of the Dutch Referendum Platform,...
16-08-2012
In the evening of Wednesday, 15 August 2012, I sit down with Sarra after a full day of discussions at the youth congress “Democracy in Motion” taking place in an old, remodeled farm in the countryside close to Hanover, Germany. Sarra is 21 years old and from Féz in Morocco. She...
20-09-2012
- Public Hearing on Direct Democracy and citizen participation - On Tuesday, 18 September 2012 Members of European Parliament, academics, practitioners and citizens met in the European Parliament in Brussels on the occasion of a public hearing on „Citizen participation – How...
21-09-2012
Bruno Kaufmann was one of the experts who participated at the hearing on citizen participation in Brussels on 18 September 2012. On this occasion Democracy International interviewed Bruno Kaufmann, who has been active for more than 20 years to implement direct democracy in...
16-10-2012
Andreas Gross turned 60 this year. Andreas Gross is the mastermind of modern movements of direct democracy. For decades he has been dealing with the question of how a federal European state with direct democracy should look like in practice. Andreas Gross turned 60 this year. He...
31-10-2012
We are shocked to learn about the death of Franck Biancheri, who passed away  on Tuesday, 30 October 2012. Founder and honorary President of Newropeans, founder of AEGEE and one of the initiators of ERASMUS, we have lost a militant democrat who devoted his life to realizing the...
02-11-2012
Democratie.Nu is a Belgian democracy group, working on integrating digital technologies in democratic decision-making. In the recent Belgian municipal elections of October 2012, the organization set “3D” on the Belgian voting lists, an innovative approach to combine direct with...
14-11-2012
On Thursday, 8th November 2012, Maureen Childs, a London UK and member of Democracy International, attended a talk given by Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, at the RSA in London, entitled 'How to Govern Intelligently in the 21st century'.On Thursday, 8th November 2012,...

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