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On Tuesday, 18 March 2014, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court is due to pronounce its final judgment on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the fiscal pact. The expected ruling follows a constitutional complaint by Democracy International’s German partner organization...
Following the federal elections in Germany on 22 September 2013, coalition talks are slowly getting underway. For democracy activists, Friday 27 of September was a day to call for the introduction of the referendum at national level with a special action in front of the...
The use of direct democratic instruments in international comparison. With examples from Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Peru, Slovakia, Switzerland and Uruguay, this symposium aims to create a comparative inventory of the cultures of active citizen participation.
Demokratie galore – Demokratie in der Welt und ihre Herausforderungen. 51 Jugendliche aus Polen und Deutschland setzen sich mit den Herausforderungen unserer Demokratie auseinander. Schnell zeigt sich: Politische Bildung ist von besonderer Relevanz, wenn es um Erhalt und...
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...
What is our motivation? In this series of interviews, our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's democratization process. They also talk about the key moment that triggered their activism. This is the seventh interview of our series...
On 1 September 2014, activists of Mehr Demokratie and Democracy International hang up 5000 tissues with the colours of the political parties in power in North-Rhine-Westfalia, Germany's most populated state. The aim was to remind the parliamentarians of their electoral promises...
On 25 May Berlin’s citizens decided by referendum not to change the “Tempelhof Field” into an area of offices and building blocks as intended by the City Government of Berlin but to maintain the area as a green park and leisure area.
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled today that the three per cent barring clause enacted in Germany for the European elections is unconstitutional.
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...
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