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Goodbye Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere - see you soon!
The Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere Tour has come to an end. With 7 digital stops, more than 172 participants joining from over 36 countries, many ideas for the future of Europe have been gathered.
Masked Citizens Take Over European Parliament?!
What happens when you get 800 randomly selected Europeans together to discuss the future of Europe? The Conference on the Future of Europe, of course! The first citizen panels kicked-off last weekend (17th to the 19th of September) as the first panel of 200 citizens met in...
By the people, for the people, and the bees
The loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious problems of our time. The ECI Campaign, an NGO dedicated to the advancement of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), is committed to the ECI “Save Bees and Farmers” in order to counteract the worldwide loss of biodiversity,...
10 years of strengthening citizens’ voices in Latvia – what’s next for ManaBalss?
The ManaBalss platform celebrates its tenth anniversary and looks back on a decade of improving citizen participation in Latvia.
First-ever online collection of signatures sets Italy up for referendum on euthanasia
We are on tour again: Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere 2.0
You’re a dreamer with a heart that beats European? - You’re not the only one! The project Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere is on tour again and gathers European citizens under its digital dome to connect, discuss and share ideas regarding the future of Europe. By...
Mexico’s first national plebiscite: the wilting or blooming of direct democracy in Latin America?
On August 1 2021, Mexico celebrated its very first nationwide public consultation in the amidst of a heated controversy. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (widely known as AMLO) called for this sui generis so-called plebiscite asking the public to determine whether former...
The European Public Sphere is going on tour again!
The European Public Sphere is going on tour again. This time we are traveling to Ukraine. As part of ASA, four young professionals from Germany and Ukraine bring the tour to the virtual public sphere. It’s a joint project by Democracy International, Change Communication and the...
Participants discussed their motivations and experiences with direct democracy
On to the next decade!
On 30th June 2011 Democracy International was officially founded in the small town of Kortenberg, Belgium. The choice for Kortenberg was symbolic as it is the site of the first constitution in Europe to accord democratic rights to its citizens. Ten years later we celebrated...
A call for greater citizen participation in the CoFoE
On 19 June, the first plenary session of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) was held in Strasbourg. Democracy International joined partners from the Citizens Take Over Europe coalition in organizing two actions demanding better inclusion of citizens and civil...


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