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New German government strengthens European democracy in participation-bolstering package of proposals
Democracy International strongly welcomes the new push for democracy-strengthening proposals in the coalition agreement of the new German government. The new government consisting of the Social Democrats (SPD), the...
Citizens Take Over Europe, Palermo Climate Declaration
Palermo Climate Declaration - Citizens from across Europe democratically call on COP26 to take urgent (re)action
On Saturday the 23rd of October, 2021, citizens from across Europe gathered in Palermo, Italy, to finalise the Palermo Transnational Declaration Against the Climate Catastrophe. Their call for COP26 to take urgent...
World’s first Global Citizens’ Assembly calls for ecocide to be enforced
The Global Citizens’ Assembly has voted that the crime of Ecocide should be enshrined in international and national laws, and that it should be firmly enforced. The Global Assembly’s declaration, which is being...
Pioneering worldwide citizens’ assembly to guide world leaders on climate
Democracy International & Mehr Demokratie NRW host the German member of the Global Assembly. The Assembly is a worldwide gathering of 100 citizens selected at random to draft policy guidelines on climate change...
UN Secretary-General presents roadmap for upgrading the UN
Proposals for more inclusive UN remain on the table, civil society groups say
Climate Assembly Presents Citizens' Report
+ Citizens urge for major changes in future climate policy +
+ All candidates for chancellor receive Citizens’ Report +
+ Forsa poll shows high approval for Citizens' Assembly +  
Liechtenstein Institute reinforces the Direct Democracy Navigator
The Direct Democracy Navigator, a joint project by Democracy International and the Swiss Democracy Foundation has gained a new host organisation with the Liechtenstein Institute. With its long experience in democracy...
European Commission commits to banning caged farming as a result of European citizens’ initiative, End the Cage Age
European Commission commits to banning caged farming in the European Union as a result of European citizens’ initiative, End the Cage Age On June 30th, 2021, the European Commission submitted its reply to the European...
“The 1.5° target is a top priority” - German Climate Assembly presents recommendations
Climate Assembly presents results together with former Federal President and participants.
The Conference on the Future of Europe launched, but must keep promise of citizens' focus
The long-awaited Conference on the Future of Europe officially launched in Strasbourg on Sunday, 9th May 2021. The EU institutions have promised citizens and civil society a Conference that will be an innovative and...


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