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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.
Stop lobby transparency now
12-05-2015
Over 100 NGOs call for lobby transparency
113 non-governmental organisations and trade unions, including Democracy International, have urged European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to take strong and urgent action to create a high-quality and legally binding EU lobby transparency register in a...
Woman demonstrating in Sweden. Image by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved (c)
09-05-2015
25,000 signatures for a Europe of the citizens!
Since the launch of Democracy International’s campaign “Make your voice heard in Europe”, almost 20,000 people from right across Europe have signed the petition. The petition calls on Brussels’ politicians to bring real democracy to Europe, starting with an improvement of...
06-05-2015
"Democracy has the capacity to maintain human dignity"
Our board member Suresh Nautiyal from New Dehli, India. He is a senior journalist, campaigner and human rights activist. What is our motivation? In this series of interviews, our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's...
Interview with Erwin Mayer, Board Member of Democracy International
29-04-2015
"The ECI definitely needs to be improved"
Erwin Mayer from Austria responds to our questions in our weekly series of interviews with the board. 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...

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