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Unsere European Public Sphere beim Campfire Festival
16-09-2019
Campfire and hot debates
Friday the 30th of August was the day. With the Europe Dome in our luggage, we made our way to the Campfire Festival in Düsseldorf; a festival for a better society; a festival to think, talk and discuss about life and the future in an...
Gluhbirne
13-09-2019
Summer Academy: Professionalising democracy developement
The first Summer Academy for Democracy Development took place from 23 to 25 August 2019. It was organized by the Academy for a Learning Democracy (a project of Democracy International), the Global Ethic Institute of the University...
Gerhard Schuster von der IG Eurovision
13-09-2019
Democracy - a shining star!
Austria has just weathered a government crisis and will hold new elections on 29 September. Two of our member organisations, More Democracy! Austria and the IG-EuroVision, launched an initiative ahead of the election in order to stimulate the discussion about the future of...
Our last General Assembly in Rome
07-08-2019
Democracy International 2019 General Assembly
We hereby invite all Democracy International Members to Democracy International’s next General Assembly to take place in Taichung, Taiwan, on 2 October 2019.
Now the Citizens Campaign
21-06-2019
Waking up to a new European Union
The morning of Thursday 23 May felt like the start of a European Union Christmas. For weeks the city was decorated with festive EU symbols: EU flags waving proudly, posters of smiling candidate faces, and party banners promising the gift of a better EU hanging at every major...
The Zocaló Public Square in Mexico City
12-06-2019
A spirit will go through Mexico
There is great momentum for direct democracy in Mexico at the moment. Carlos González Martínez of the Mexican Institute for Democracy of Proximity explains why now is the time to push for substantial direct democracy reform.
Our Dome in Antwerp
12-06-2019
A Benelux road trip
Our BeNeLux tour was the most extensive tour of the European Public Sphere project to date. Within the space of two weeks, between 30 March and 14 April, we visited nine cities in Belgium and the Netherlands to discuss the future of Europe with locals along the way. On 18 and 19...
Sign the petition - Now the Citizens
10-05-2019
#NowTheCitizens are demanding a democratic reform of the EU
In times of declining confidence and criticism of the functioning of the European Union, the upcoming European elections are one of the most critical elections in our common European history. The current institutional framework and the top-down hierarchy of European agenda-...
Q&A session with Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission ©EU/2019
09-05-2019
ECI Day 2019: Digital Voices
On April 2, 2019, the ECI Day took place for the 8th time. It was hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and co-organised by Democracy International, as well as by the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) and The ECI Campaign. Beyond that, the Bertelsmann...
From the United Nations to United Citizens (Photo: Democracy International)
08-05-2019
From United Nations to United Citizens
When it comes to direct democracy, we often look at the local level. The reasoning being that it is simply more feasible for citizens to take influence when it comes to well-defined, nearby issues. But democratic participation matters on all levels, even where it might be harder...

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