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Democracy and participation

Citizens’ Call for Transparent Trilogues

75% of EU legislation is decided behind closed doors in the so-called Trilogues, according to procedures that are not envisaged in the Treaties and are not transparent. EU legislation determines up to 80% of the laws that affect citizens...
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities

EUROPE-UTOPIA NOW

An Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) has the potential to unify Europe & Europeans regardless of national, local and individual interests. It would ensure each person's material security. It would free people to create a more desirable fu...
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities

Basic Income - Door-Opener for Democracy

The project aims to convey the idea of a basic income to European citizens. An interactive touring exhibition, a comprehensive website and an art installation – will show the relevance of a UBI for a crisis-ridden Europe as a whole. Peop...
Democracy and participation | Communities

Indigenous people: the forgotten EU citizens.

Together in Diversity? An EU leitmotiv that indigenous peoples cannot relate to. Several indigenous peoples live on EU territory: among them Sami and Guyanese Amerindians. Sápmi and Guyana: two widely separated lands with common human ri...
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities

In Search of Democracy 3.0

At the beginning of the 21st century we perceive that European citizens have anti-establishment feelings, technological developments like social media and artificial intelligence and migration flows put pressure on debates about borders ...
Democracy and participation | Communities

theActivist.eu

Everyday we see things we wish were different in our city,country or at EU level.Sometimes we sign a petition or share a post on social media but often we don't take further action as we lack a team of people with the right skills that s...
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Democracy and participation | Education

Academic Participatory Policymaking

Uneven stakeholder consultations advance the perception of the EU as a policymaker ‘behind-closed-doors’. When large corporations spent some €838 million for lobbying in Brussels, academics and small nonprofits have a much weaker positio...
Democracy and participation

Enchanting the right of petition = more democracy

Referenda are an essential part of a real democracy. It allows us - the people - to propose and vote new laws (initiative) or to counter unjust legislation (recall) voted by the electoral representative system. Though essential, we shoul...
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Democracy and participation | Urban development

Incubator for Participatory Democracy in Europe

Across Europe, cities are experimenting with participatory democracy, in budgeting, in planning and in city services. Too often, those experiments are small-scale, disconnected and fail to transition from experiment to mainstream. The In...

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