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Ukrainian vibes - Democracy across borders
The Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere project in phase one offers a virtual stage to young people and their visions for the future of Europe and encourages them to become a more active part of society. In the four part online workshop-program, young participants learn...
“From petitions to decisions!” |  ABSTIMMUNG 21 is organising Germany’s first nationwide referendum
In preparation for the September 2021 elections in Germany, we have been organising the first nationwide direct vote (referendum) in German history - we call it ABSTIMMUNG21. By Evelyn Bodenmeier, Jessica Seip, Olaf Seeling, Daniel Schily and Gregor Hackmack (Board Chairs of...
Our last General Assembly in Rome
General Assembly: 3 July, 2021, 3:00-5:30 pm CEST
Dear Members of Democracy International, We hereby invite you to Democracy International’s next General Assembly to take place in an online conference via zoom on Saturday July 3, 3:00 - 5:30 pm CEST. The General Assembly takes place on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of...
A critical United Nations update is available
Since the 1940s, we’ve updated our technological infrastructure, so why shouldn’t we update our democratic infrastructure? By Caroline Vernaillen
European Public Sphere travels to Eastern Europe
The European Public Sphere is on tour again. This time we travel to Ukraine. As part of ASA, four young professionals from Germany and Ukraine will bring the tour to the virtual public sphere. It’s a joint project by Democracy International, Change Communication and the National...
Mini-Europe to discuss the future of Europe
The first European elections to directly elect the European Parliament took place in 1979. In 2012, the European Citizens’ Initiative as the world’s first tool of transnational direct democracy was born. And in autumn 2021, Europe’s very first citizens’ assembly will deliberate...
Tunisia, 10 years after the Arab spring - Interview with Dr Moncef Marzouki
What is the state of democracy in Tunisia, the birth place of the Arab Spring, ten years on? We spoke to Tunisia's first democratic president, Dr. Moncef Marzouki.
In 2021, Democracy International will be part of the ASA Volunteer Program for the first time!
In 2021, Democracy International will be part of the ASA Volunteer Program for the first time! Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, ASA is one of the most renowned volunteer programs in Germany. We are very happy that our European...
Observers declare a Bulgarian local referendum free and fair
Bulgarian Association for the Promotion of Citizens Initiative (BAPCI) was supported by Democracy International to observe a local referendum in the municipality of Nessebar on 28 February 2021. The observation results can be useful for other local referendums held during the...
Direct Democracy Goes Online
Michael Stanglmaier from e.V. in an interview about, a new online tool to promote direct democracy in Germany. Standing outside with a clipboard and talking to passers-by, setting up information stands, seeking personal dialogue at public events... All this,...


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