Democratie.nu becomes Meer Democratie
Our Belgian partner organisation Democratie.nu (Democracy.now) has rebranded itself as Meer Democratie (More Democracy). In the run-up to the Belgian municipal elections, they are now launching their first campaign: a major consultation of candidates under the title "Is your...
The citizens' initiative start-up changing Latvian politics
The digital age offers new opportunities for citizen participation, but few places have these opportunities been seized as effectively as in Latvia, where Manabalss has given citizens a new way to participate in decision-making. Incorporating elements from popular petition...
“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.
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...
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.
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.
Invitation General Assembly, 29 September 2018
29 September 2018
02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Sala della Piccola Protomoteca
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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”,...
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...
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...