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15-01-2024
Peace, activism and fossil fuels in Colombia
In Country in Focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This article is dedicated to Colombia and supports the webinar series ...
30-11-2023
Democracy is the only game in town
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This article is dedicated to Taiwan and supports the webinar series ‘...
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10-11-2023
Reviving Brazil's Local Democracy Tool
Letter from Brazil, on the  Birth, Decline, and  Resurgence of Participatory Budgeting By Humberto Costa, a psychiatrist who represents the state of Pernambuco in the Federal Senate of Brazil.  
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07-11-2023
Six Months of Tunisia Democracy Connectors: Experiences
By “Team Tunisia Democracy Connectors” Our project "Tunisia Democracy Connectors"- which lasted six months and was part of ASA, a programme of the German Ministry for International Cooperation and Development (BMZ) - is now over. We had to overcome a few obstacles in the process...
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07-11-2023
The Indigenous Voice referendum in Australia was doomed from the beginning. Here’s why
On the 14th of October, Australians went to the polls to vote on a referendum for adding an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, aimed at granting the Indigenous community more representation and recognition. In other words, it would have been the equivalent of an independent...
07-11-2023
Road to freedom won't be easy for Tunisia: interview with Ghofran Vilquin
In Country in Focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This article is dedicated to Tunisia and supports the webinars series...
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19-09-2023
The feeling of freedom: talking about rights through art
At the hot summer weekend of Cologne Pride, Europe Dome gathered over 150 visitors, presenting an art exhibition. What could possibly connect art with democracy, participation and activism...
19-09-2023
Yasunidos: ten years of determination prove people do have power
Back in 2013, we already spoke to Yasunidos about a then newly proposed citizens’ initiative aimed at protecting the Amazon forest in Ecuador from devastating oil drilling. Now, ten years and...
Photo from the Ukrainian Vibes tour
18-09-2023
Building Bridges: Exploring Europe’s Future on the Ukrainian Vibes Tour through Saxony
In the summer of 2023, the Ukrainian Vibes team embarked on a tour through the German Bundesland Saxony with the Europe Dome, sparking discussions about the future of Europe. The mission of the tour: To give everyone a chance to actively participate, share ideas, and understand...
Photo from the ECI day taken by Democracy International
18-09-2023
European Parliament's Bold New Vision for the European Citizens' Initiative
Democracy International has been working on strengthening the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) for over 11 years - that is as long as the ECI has been in existence because we have been there since day one. For over three years, Democracy International has worked with its...

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