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On Sunday, 4 December 2016, Italian voters decided by referendum not to change the Italian constitution to reform the appointment and powers of the Parliament as well as the partition of State and Regions and administrative entities. On Sunday, 4 December 2016,...
The President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Hannes Swoboda had invited Sophie von Hatzfeldt and Daniel Lentfer, both working for Democracy International’s campaign team “Democratic Europe Now”, to join the party’s Congress in Rome. They accepted the invitation and...
To anyone on earth who is interested in democracy: It’s not every day that you get an invitation to Rome to discuss the democratic future of the world. But today is not every day. So we have the great privilege to invite you to join us in Rome, September 26-29 for the 2018...
Since today’s biggest challenges – from climate to inequality to democratic governance – require actions on a global scale, human beings are often instructed on the need to be global citizens. But very few of us spend our days traveling across the globe or even around our own...
In Trentino, an autonomous province of Northern Italy, the direct democracy initiative “Più Democrazia in Trentino” (More Democracy in Trentino) has been working for years on realising a bill for citizen participation. On 16 July 2014, the local council of Trentino held a...
In Italy’s autonomous province of South Tyrol, the introduction of new direct democracy legislation faces more difficulties than expected. This is because promises by Arno Kompatscher, newly elected governor (or “Landeshauptmann”) of South Tyrol in January 2014, does not keep...
The civic committee “Più Democrazia in Trentino” has achieved tangible results with their initiative to introduce more and better direct democracy in Trentino, an autonomous province in Northern Italy, renowned for the Dolomites that form part of the Alps. This month, the first...
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