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Posters of the referendum Campaign in Luxembourg City (Image: Wikipedia)
08-06-2015
Luxembourg: Cumbersome Way to modern eligibility
The referendum in Luxembourg on 7 June 2015 was a shortcut to extending voting rights for foreigners and young people. But the (already eligible) voters of Luxembourg clearly voted ‘no’. The next step must be a reform of the citizenship law, argues our board member Bruno...
Christian Felber (Photo by Bernd Hofmeister)
02-06-2015
"I will present an alternative to TTIP"
Christian Felber is an Austrian freelance journalist, book author and international lecturer. Co-founder of Attac Austria, he initiated the projects “Democratic Bank” and “Economy for the Common Good”. Christian Felber will hold a lecture at Democracy International’s annual...
2015 could bring new same-sex legislation, Photo by Quinn Dombrowski, Wikimedia Commons
25-05-2015
After the Super-Vote: Ireland, twelve points!
Hundreds of millions of citizens worldwide have been voting last weekend. While the ballot experiences as such were extremely varied (and sometimes deeply problematic), at least one referendum offered nothing less than a “social revolution”.
Prof. Jung-OK Lee
20-05-2015
"More and more people are gathering signatures to express their political will"
What is our motivation? In this series of interviews, our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's democratization process. They also talk about the key moment that triggered their activism. This is the eighth interview of our series...
Participants of the Global Forum 2015
17-05-2015
Tunis Declaration on Modern Direct Democracy
More than 400 people from all over the world participated in the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy that took place from 14 to 17 May 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. At the end of the world's biggest conference on direct and participatory democracy, the participants commonly...
Ghofran Ounissi
16-05-2015
"Direct democracy has its place in Tunisia"
26-year-old Ghofran Ounissi is one of the participants of the Global Forum. Born in Tunisia, she grew up in Paris from the age of three years onwards as her parents, both political activists, were exiled to France as political refugees at the beginning of the Ben-Ali...
The general assembly took place in the auditorium of INAT, Carthage University
16-05-2015
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....
Tunisian Prime Minister Essid launching the Global Forum 2015
15-05-2015
Global Forum 2015 kicks off in Tunis
On 14 May 2015 the Prime Minister of Tunisia, Habib Essid, officially launched the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in the premises of the University of Carthage in Tunis, Tunisia. Attended by more than 400 people from all parts of the world, the four-day event is the...
Daniel Schily
13-05-2015
"This traditional German belief in state authority is very dangerous"
What is our motivation? In this series of interviews, our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's democratization process. They also talk about the key moment that triggered their activism. This is the seventh interview of our series...
People protesting against animal research experiments [AnimaNaturalis_Flickr]
13-05-2015
Opinion: Turbulent days for the ECI
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is going through turbulent days. Whether it will come out stronger or weakened we are yet to see, writes Democracy International's European Campaigns Manager, Sophie von Hatzfeldt, in an opinion piece published by Euractiv.

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