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Participants of the Global Forum 2015
17-05-2015
More than 400 people from all over the world participated in the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy that took place from 14 to 17 May 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. At the end of the world's biggest conference on direct and participatory democracy, the participants commonly...
March in Tunis on 14 January 2015 to commemorate Jasmine Revolution
18-02-2015
Four years after the Jasmin revolution Tunisia has a new modern constitution, a freely elected parliament and a president – and since a few days  also a new coalition-government. The next step for the “Arab world’s first modern democracy” is to decentralize the state – by active...
The twins Sana and Lamia
15-01-2016
A revolution, a deposed despot, a fifth anniversary, twins, four agile thumbs, eight languages. These are the ingredients of the following story about Sana and Lamia Noumi from Tunisia. These inseparable, 25-year old students of literature symbolize the roughly seven million...
Ms Labidi of the political party Ennahdha
26-05-2015
Political decentralisation was one of the most important achievements of the revolution in Tunisia that launched the Arab Spring. The question of how this goal can be accomplished was debated at the recent Global Forum on...
Ghofran Ounissi
16-05-2015
26-year-old Ghofran Ounissi is one of the participants of the Global Forum. Born in Tunisia, she grew up in Paris from the age of three years onwards as her parents, both political activists, were exiled to France as political refugees at the beginning of the Ben-Ali...
The banner of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy
11-05-2015
Follow live the Global Forum via the Live Streaming or Social Wall provided by our media partner swissinfo.ch, or via Democracy International's Facebook Channel. Tune in and join us in Tunis!     
Andreas Mueller and Bruno Kaufmann (right) preparing the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy
17-03-2015
The devastating terrorist attacks on Tunisia’s National Museum on March 18 have not deterred us from putting on the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy to take place in Tunis from 14 to 17 May 2015. To the contrary, since the attacks, citizens, NGOs, media and governments...
People commemorating Jasmine Revolution in Tunis on 14 January 2015
23-01-2015
Preparations of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy to take place from 14 – 17 May 2015 in Tunis are moving ahead. Democracy International met with key players of Tunisian civil society and academia in Tunisia’s capital last week Preparations of the Global Forum on...
Daniel Schily and Bruno Kaufmann in Tunis in August 2014
03-09-2014
2015 has just started, and now is the time for early-bird-reservation for the next Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy to take place in the capital of Tunisia, Tunis, from 14 to 17 May 2015. The event will be the 5th World Conference on Active Citizenship and Participative...
Bardo Palace, Tunisian Chamber of Deputies, Photo: Wikipedia
05-02-2014
On 26 January 2014, the Constitutional Assembly of Tunisia adopted a new Constitution in the heartland of the “Arab Spring”: An overwhelming majority of 200 votes backed the draft while only 12 votes rejected it. This vote in favour meant that a referendum on the constitution...

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