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International Day of Multilateralism: civil society groups call for a more democratic UN
On the occasion of the International Day for Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on 24 April, a group of over 80 civil society organisations calls for a more inclusive and democratic UN. Organisations such as Avaaz...
Citizens' Assembly hands over results to Schäuble and the Bundestag
Mehr Demokratie – Democracy International
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15.03.2021 The handover event will be livestreamed in its entirety - Media places on site are limited
Webinar: Germany's role and Europe's contribution: How foreign policy can be discussed with citizens
Online discussion on 16 March 2021, 4:30  to 5:45 PM CET. To participate in the webinar you must register in advance: https://zeit-...
The world will not be able to recover from the pandemic until democracy is recovering
2020 was not only bad year for health, education and the economy in the world, but also for democracy and our freedoms. With three key reports on the “Global State of Democracy” published, the message is clear: people...
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Conference on the Future of Europe needs to do more to offer citizens new opportunities
Democracy International sees the newly published Joint Declaration on the Conference on the...
Lack of action on fifth-successful European citizens’ initiative, Minority Safepack, would be a letdown for European democracy
On 15 January 2021 the European Commission stated that no legislative action will be taken on the European citizens’ initiative (ECI), Minority Safepack, the fifth initiative to successfully submit the required one...
Greater transparency and citizen participation is needed in the planning of the Conference on the Future of Europe
Democracy International and the Citizens Take Over Europe alliance welcomes President Von der Leyen’s due reference to the Conference on the Future of Europe in...
Youth-led European citizens' initiative
Youth-led European Citizens’ Initiative “Voters Without Borders” launched
A new European Citizens’ Initiative, Voters Without Borders, launched on September 1st, proposes to the European Commission a revision of the European directives on the rights of European citizens to vote and stand in...
Unique Citizens’ Convention initiates referendum on climate change in France
The Citizens' Convention on Climate wound to a close on Sunday 21 June, handing over their 149 proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the French government.
European Parliament votes to include citizens in European Union reform process
On January 15, the European Parliament agreed on its position of a participatory, citizens-inclusive Conference on the Future of Europe’s (CoFoE) to pave the way for EU treaty change. The resolution was very...


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