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Passers-by vote on what "Change" means to them at the former Karstadt-building in Leipzig
28-10-2019
30 years of Peaceful Revolution
30 years ago, citizen-led movements across Germany brought about a change that up until then had been considered unthinkable. Monday protests in Leipzig spilled over to the whole of East Germany and eventually brought about in the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of...
25-10-2019
World Citizens’ Initiative welcomed at Global Forum on Direct Democracy
This year, Democracy International, together with Democracy Without Borders and CIVICUS, started a campaign for a World Citizens' Initiative at the United Nations level under the name...
John Quigley
21-10-2019
"More democracy is possible"
Over the past months, our partner organisation Mehr Demokratie has organised citizens' councils on the topic of democracy all over Germany. On 15 November 2019, the Day for Democracy, they will present the results of this nation-wide...
Participants at the 2019 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in Taiwan
07-10-2019
Celebrating modern direct democracy with a Taiwanese character
A special democracy train, signature gatherers in Buddhist temples, nationwide marches for better legislation: a look back at the participatory celebration by one of the organisers of the 2019 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy. By Bruno Kaufmann This article originally...
Unsere European Public Sphere beim Campfire Festival
16-09-2019
Campfire and hot debates
Friday the 30th of August was the day. With the Europe Dome in our luggage, we made our way to the Campfire Festival in Düsseldorf; a festival for a better society; a festival to think, talk and discuss about life and the future in an...
Gluhbirne
13-09-2019
Summer Academy: Professionalising democracy developement
The first Summer Academy for Democracy Development took place from 23 to 25 August 2019. It was organized by the Academy for a Learning Democracy (a project of Democracy International), the Global Ethic Institute of the University...
Gerhard Schuster von der IG Eurovision
13-09-2019
Democracy - a shining star!
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...
Our last General Assembly in Rome
07-08-2019
Democracy International 2019 General Assembly
We hereby invite all Democracy International Members to Democracy International’s next General Assembly to take place in Taichung, Taiwan, on 2 October 2019.
Now the Citizens Campaign
21-06-2019
Waking up to a new European Union
The morning of Thursday 23 May felt like the start of a European Union Christmas. For weeks the city was decorated with festive EU symbols: EU flags waving proudly, posters of smiling candidate faces, and party banners promising the gift of a better EU hanging at every major...
The Zocaló Public Square in Mexico City
12-06-2019
A spirit will go through Mexico
There is great momentum for direct democracy in Mexico at the moment. Carlos González Martínez of the Mexican Institute for Democracy of Proximity explains why now is the time to push for substantial direct democracy reform.

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