Content tagged with "Austria"
While timely and necessary, the measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 have had an enormous impact not only on our daily lives, but also on our democracies. In this series, we try to asses how democratic practice has been affected and how we can make our future democracies more...
Austria has just weathered a government crisis and will hold new elections on 29 September. Two of our member organisations, More Democracy! Austria and the IG-EuroVision, launched an initiative ahead of the election in order to stimulate the discussion about the future of...
Österreich hat eine Regierungskrise hinter sich und am 29. September gibt es vorgezogene Neuwahlen. Zwei unserer Mitgliederorganisationen, mehr demokratie! Österreich und die IG-EuroVision, haben vor der Wahl eine Initiative ergriffen und wollen damit die Diskussion um die...
Our partner organisation mehr demokratie! Austria is currently raising funds to realise a summer camp in Austria in 2016. The goal is to make the camp everybody's common project, to be enabled by donations.
On 11 March 2015 civil society activists met with politicians and government representatives in the Austrian parliament to discuss how to improve direct democracy in Austria. The debate was the fourth session of the inquiry commission (“Enquete Kommission”), established with the...
On first April more than 50 democracy activists from as diverse countries as India, USA and Bulgaria came together in Vienna to join the Danube Democracy Rally. Our aim is to learn from each other, to deepen our knowledge on direct democracy and also to have fun together while...
As power derives from the people in a democracy, citizens also should have control over governmental information. On Wednesday, 19 March 2014, our campaigner Daniel Lentfer held a speech in Vienna at the association of Austrian cities (“Österreichischer Städtebund”) in order to...
Erwin Leitner is one of the leading activists behind mehr demokratie!, a nonpartisan organisation that works towards implementing direct democracy at all political levels in Austria. Together with his friend Erwin Mayer he has set up the organisation, which primarily aims at...
On Sunday, 20 January 2013, Austrian eligible citizens are called to vote in a referendum on the future of military conscription. They will have the choice to opt for maintaining the current system of military service and a mandatory civilian service or to introduce a...
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