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14-11-2019
UN urged to consider citizen-led proposals
Civil society groups launch global campaign for a World Citizens’ Initiative
24-05-2019
328 European candidates support citizen-led democratic EU reform
As part of the “Now the Citizens” campaign, 328 candidates for the European Parliament elections have signed a pledge in support of giving the citizens a say on the democratic future of Europe. Their names are published...
19-03-2019
2020 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in Bern
The biggest world conference on active citizenship and participatory democracy comes back to Switzerland
We handed out forget-me-nots to MEPs to remind them of their duty towards the citizens who have signed an ECI
12-03-2019
European Parliament approves stronger European Citizens’ Initiative
Press release 12/3/19 Cologne, Germany The text of the new regulation of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has been approved by the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. Democracy International welcomes the...
31-01-2019
Big win for civil society as EU Parliament adopts historic lobby transparency rules
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31/01/19
Cologne, Germany Big win for civil society as European Parliament adopts historic lobby transparency rules
Save OpenECI
24-10-2018
Democracy experts warn new regulation could undermine digital dimension of the European Citizens’ Initiative
18 experts warn against the Council proposal to ban the use of alternative software to collect European Citizens’ Initiative signatures.[1]
  • Council wants to to ban alternatives to...
Mayor Virginia Raggi of Rome, Minister for Direct Democracy Riccardo Fraccaro and Flavia Marzano, Rome City Councillor on Innovation
30-09-2018
Cities commit to greater democracy in historic Magna Charta
World cities have committed to collaborating to protect and expand democracy, even in the face of threats from higher levels of government.
We handed out forget-me-nots to MEPs to remind them of their duty towards the citizens who have signed an ECI
06-07-2018
European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs
European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs.
We handed out forget-me-nots to MEPs to remind them of their duty towards the citizens who have signed an ECI
21-06-2018
European Parliament Committee ignores civil society call for stronger commitment to European Citizens’ Initiative
Democracy International is highly disappointed that the majority of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today decided to ignore the call from more than 70 civil society organisations,...
Activists handed out forget-me-not flowers to Members of the European Parliament to remind them of their duty towards the 9 million citizens who have signed a European Citizens' Initiative - MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras (Spain - Greens/EFA) stopped by to r
18-06-2018
Unique Forget-Us-Not Action ahead of critical reform decision in the European Parliament
On the eve of the important reform vote by the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), democracy supporters from across Europe gathered on Monday outside the European Parliament (EP). They handed out forget-me-not...

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