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01-12-2021

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Special Campaign: The first selforganised referendum at national level in Germany: Abstimmung21
Michael Stanglmaier from Change.org e.V. in an interview about innn.it, a new online tool to promote direct democracy in Germany. Standing outside...
While timely and necessary, the measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 have had an enormous impact not only on our daily lives, but also on our...
Passers-by vote on what "Change" means to them at the former Karstadt-building in Leipzig
30 years ago, citizen-led movements across Germany brought about a change that up until then had been considered unthinkable. Monday protests in...
John Quigley
Over the past months, our partner organisation Mehr Demokratie has organised citizens' councils on the topic of democracy all over Germany. On 15...
Andi Gross
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?...
German TV news announcing the word of the year 2016
The German Association for Language named “postfaktisch” its word of the year for 2016, following the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose “post-truth”...
The citizens alliance celebrating the success, source: Omnibus
The German state of Brandenburg soon might be free of industrial livestock farming (Massentierhaltung) due to a successful citizens’ initiative. On...
Mehr Demokratie, partner of Democracy International, campaigning for the nationwide referendum (Image by Mehr Demokratie)
The democracy group "Mehr Demokratie e.V." is an example of worldwide attempts to boost citizens’ participation in politics. Two representatives of...
A screenshot of the new transparency portal in Hamburg
On 1 October 2014, the German city of Hamburg officially launched a website that allows citizens to openly access the city’s public documents. The...
The participants of Democracy International's Summer Academy, September 2014
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...
Activists in front of the parliament of Northrhine-Westphalia
On 1 September 2014, activists of Mehr Demokratie and Democracy International hang up 5000 tissues with the colours of the political parties in power...
Berlin Referendum Volksenscheid Tempelhof
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...
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at WDR Europaforum in Berlin
"Which Europe do we want?" was the topic of a conference organised by the German public broadcasting channel WDR and hosted by the Department of...
The campaign poster of the citizens' intiative in Berlin
50 per cent of Berlin’s citizens want a law that stipulates to hold referenda on the same day as general elections in the city of Berlin. Also, most...
Following the federal elections in Germany on 22 September 2013, coalition talks are slowly getting underway. For democracy activists, Friday 27 of...
On 18 August 2013 Michael von der Lohe, Director of the organisation Omnibus and activists from all over Germany started a walk of 675 kilometres to...
Claudine Nierth
Interviewing Claudine Nierth, born close to Hamburg, Germany in 1967, means speaking to an extraordinary person, led by ideals and ideas that concern...
Crawling pubs on a Friday night in Prenzlauer Berg, one of Berlin’s hip districts, chatting up guys in bars that have as special names as “Zu mir...
According to this morning’s judgment by Germany’s top constitutional lawyers, the German voting system infringes the German constitution (“...
On Friday 29 June 2012, the German citizens’ alliance “Europa braucht mehr Demokratie” (Europe needs more democracy) and more than 12,000 citizens...
On Sunday 17 June one third of Munich’s residents participated in the decision whether a third runway should be built at the airport of Bavaria’s...
Following an initiative by citizens and political parties, the parliament of Hamburg voted in favor of a proposal for more transparency on 13 June...
On April 12 the German democracy association Mehr Demokratie (More Democracy) launched a campaign called “Europe needs more democracy”. Its aim is to...
In a 2008 verdict, the Constitutional Court judges the current German voting law to be unconstitutional and demands a reform until June, 30th 2011....
On 20 April the Greens and the SPD announced that they had agreed to hold a referendum on Stuttgart 21 this autumn. This case is a clear example of...
No one in Hamburg can avoid to mention the coming referendum initiated by a broad alliance led by our network partner Mehr Demokratie (More Democracy...
A referendum was held in Berlin; this reform of legislation concerning direct democracy was part of a larger package of constitutional amendments.
Berlin is not only the capital of Germany it is also a federal state, with its own state-legislature (the Abgeordnetenhaus or House of...

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