Democracy as a balancing act
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...
Board re-elected at General Assembly 2015
On the occasion of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy held in Tunis from 14 to 17 May 2015, Democracy International held a general assembly on 16 May 2015. The event was the fourth general assembly in the history of Democracy International as a registered assocation....
Dear Participants of the Global Forum
It is time to make final arrangements for the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy to take place in Tunisia's capital Tunis from 14 to 17 May 2015. On the right hand side you find important information to facilitate your preparations.
Lippe braucht Europa
Lippe braucht Europa - Diese Aussage mag in diesen unruhigen Zeiten gelegentlich in Frage gestellt werden. Der Arbeitskreis "Zukunft für Lemgo" will diese Aussage aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln betrachten und Lippes Rolle in Europa diskutieren.
EU Parliament preparing for ECI Revision
In view of the upcoming review of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) the European Parliament is inviting experts and practitioners to a public hearing on the implementation of the ECI. The hearing will take place in Brussels on 26 February 2015. In this view, Democracy...
Unsere nächste Mitgliederversammlung findet in Tunis am 16. Mai 2015 statt. Das Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy wird am selben Wochenende in der tunesischen Hauptstadt ausgetragen werden.
ECI Legal framework - need for reform?!
Democracy International in joint cooperation with the ECI Support Centre, the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe as well as the European Economic and Social Committee cordially invite to a conference with the aim of assessing the legal framework of the European Citizens...
USA: A Super size Democracy?!
It's not just a cliché: In the United States everything is huge: The width of the streets, the portions of food and the vastness of the landscape. After travelling Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana from 3 to 9 November on the occasion of US Election Day 2014, we need to...
Summer Academy 2014: Seeds planted!
From 8 to 12 September democracy activists from all over Europe gathered in the German city of Wittenberg, close to Berlin, to learn how to implement and develop a democracy organisation. The summer academy was organised by Democracy International.
17 May: Democratic Europe Day
Citizens and organisations from all over Europe took part in the Europe-wide action day for democracy on 17 May 2014. More than 80 events were organised by democracy activists and organisations in over 50 cities spread between Madrid, Stockholm and Sofia, calling for change in...