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Democracy and participation

Revitalizing European Democracy NOW!

The European Citizens Initiative is a pillar of European democracy but remains unknown and fails to really empower citizens. The revision process of the ECI that just started, is our opportunity to revitalize it, and with it, European demo…
Democracy and participation | Communities

Pan European cooperative media company

Up to 70% of journalism will be produced by the growing ecosystem of freelance journalists. Centralized and institutional infrastructure, production and distribition is transitioning to a networked structure. It is vital for the future of…
Democracy and participation

Rock the Eurovote 2019

Only 28% of EU citizens aged 18-24 voted in 2014. In 2019, more young people are likely to vote for their Eurovision fave than for their MEPs. We cannot lose an entire generation to populism, nationalism and frog memes. Rock the Eurovote a…
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities


"No one falls in love with the single market, the financial market, labour reforms or budget perspective. [People] are motivated because of a grand narrative." Emmanuel Macron The EU is notoriously bad at communicating to its citizens. …
Democracy and participation

Freedom of Information Mobile App for the EU

The freedom of information act (FOIA) allows citizens to ask their governments for information. In the EU, the FOIA is unknown and the number of requests filed is low. The status quo is far behind its potential. A large amount of requests …
Democracy and participation | Education


Never before has public opinion been more varied. Never before has public opinion been expressed by less qualified people. We want to guide the way to an editorial society by giving non-journalists and journalists alike the necessary quali…
Democracy and participation | Education

Summer Schools of Connecting & Co-creating

This is an invitation to actualise a strong dimension of the European idea: The real meeting, living and working together of its citizens, farmost its youth! Our objective is simply to really meet each other and work in creative ways, util…
Democracy and participation | Social inclusion

Preferential points voting in decision-making.

In complex debates, a pluralist democracy should allow for > 2 options 'on the table' and ballot paper. The option with the highest average preference wins. An average involves not just a majority but every voter. Points voting is more ac…
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities

Academy of Arts for Inclusive Democracy

Homelessness is one of the most complex social challenges of modern cities. The Greater Manchester Mayor's Office wants to put in place a co-developed 10-year homelessness reduction and prevention strategy. But involving homeless people in…

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