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12-12-2013
Joe Mathews joined Democracy International's board in November 2013. He is a journalist and a profound expert of direct democracy around the world. Joe Mathews lives in South Pasadena, close to Los Angeles, California. I interviewed Joe yesterday after we had held our first...
Elisa Lironis presentation of an EU pilot on air pollution
08-03-2018
Im Fokus des diesjährigen Digital Democracy Days - initiiert von unseren Partnern von ECAS - stand die Methode des Crowdsourcing. Wie kann Crowdsourcing die Beteiligung von Bürgern nicht nur auf lokaler, aber auch auf EU-Ebene verbessern und erleichtern?  Von Melissa Ihlow
Elisa Lironis presentation of an EU pilot on air pollution
08-03-2018
Cette année, la Journée de la Démocratie Numérique, initiée par ECAS, s'est concentrée sur la question de savoir comment le crowdsourcing peut améliorer et simplifier la participation des citoyens tant au niveau local qu'au niveau de l'UE. Par...
Elisa Lironis presentation of an EU pilot on air pollution
08-03-2018
This year's Digital Democracy Day, initiated by ECAS, focused on the question of how crowdsourcing can improve and simplify citizen participation at both local and EU level. By Melissa Ihlow
Andi Gross
27-09-2017
The rightwing AfD party has made it into the German Bundestag. What's up with democracy in Germany? Are the Germans not ready for direct democracy? And wouldn't nationwide referendums be dangerous in view of this election result? We asked the Swiss political scientist Andreas...
Country in Focus Hungary
12-07-2017
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This month, the spotlight is on Hungary. From 19 to 21 May 2017, Democracy International held a 'Happening for our Democratic Culture' in...
06-05-2014
In Bulgaria, direct democracy has been a big topic during the last few months due to a referendum proposal made by the Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev. Democracy International member Ivailo Georgiev from Bulgaria reports on the issue of flawed referendum legislation in the...
Daniel Schily
25-08-2014
The intentions by Croatia’s parliamentarians to water down Croatia’s direct democracy legislation show the need of preventive checks of compatibility with the constitution instead of raising the turnout quorum. This is because the rules of direct democracy should base on the...
The Croatian Parliament, www.sabor.hr
25-08-2014
Embarrassed by the success of right-wing groups in overturning government policy through referendums, the Croatian authorities are changing the rules.
30-12-2013
We hope the new year has started well for you. We wish you all the best for 2014!

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