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The Irish Citizens' Assembly of 2017 discussed fixed-term parliaments
17-09-2018
“More or less democracy?” that’s the question
Erwin Mayer, Board Member Democracy International and Spokesperson for Mehr Demokratie Austria makes the case for nationwide citizens' assemblies.
All over Germany citizens are meeting at home to discuss EU policy
17-09-2018
European HomeParliaments build a bridge between citizens and politics
Currently, people all over Germany come together in private houses, cafés and parks to discuss European politics, to exchange ideas and to vote on Europe’s future political course. In line with the topic Europe’s response to “America first”, the first round of the so-called...
Our Dome Talk in Bonn, Germany
17-08-2018
Europe makes room for participation
Kicked off last year in October, our European Public Sphere project has been travelling Europe in the past year. Democracy International's Anne Hardt was on tour with the Europe Dome and shares her experiences.
The #EPForgetUsNot action in front of the European Parliament
16-08-2018
A busy summer for the European Citizens' Initiative
It’s been a long journey for the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) over the last year. The ECI reform will probably come to a close this year, but not before a busy summer of open letters, forget-me-nots, social media campaigns, and growing alliances.
02-08-2018
Invitation General Assembly, 29 September 2018
INVITATION General Assembly 29 September 2018 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm Palazzo Senatorio Sala della Piccola Protomoteca Rome, Italy English version | German version | French version 
Don't let Belgrade D(r)own (Courtesy of Ne Davimo Beograd)
27-06-2018
Murky waters – Participation, transparency and real estate on the Belgrade Waterfront
The Serbian initiative “Don’t Let Belgrade D(r)own” (Serbian: Ne Da(vi)mo Beograd (NDB)) is changing the way Serbians think about transparency and the role of citizens in urban development projects. The initiative was triggered by the controversial 2014 “Belgrade Waterfront”,...
Local referendum campaign in the town of Yambol - Courtesy of Radio999.bg
27-06-2018
Bulgarian Referendum Between Capture and Myth
Bulgaria has become a highly frequented destination for EU officials and foreign visitors at large since the country took up the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2018. On arrival in the capital city of Sofia, these days a foreign visitor may...
A pro-choice protest in Ireland ahead of the referendum (CC: courtesy of William Murphy, streetsofdublin.com)
27-06-2018
The Irish Referendum on Abortion: a Feat of Direct Democracy?
On 25 May, the people of the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to repeal the 8th amendment of the constitution, which effectively prohibits abortion under any circumstances. The vote was hailed as a tectonic shift in Irish culture and celebrated as a victory of citizen...
We handed out forget-me-nots to MEPs to remind them of their duty towards the citizens who have signed an ECI
27-06-2018
CALL FOR CO-SIGNATORIES - Join the #EPForgetUsNot campaign!
The European Citizens’ Initiative needs civil society to mobilise!   The legislative revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has entered a crucial stage. In order for the reform to be successful, we call upon all civil society organisations across Europe to join our...
14-06-2018
Open Letter: European Parliament, make the ECI work!
On 20 June, the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament will cast a vote of crucial importance for the future of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI).* With this open letter, civil society organisations and former ECI organisers call upon the...

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