In the shadow of the war in Ukraine and the French presidential election, the Slovene parliamentary election took place on Sunday 24 April. The outcome of the election in Slovenia was important primarily for reinvigorating democracy in Slovenia. But it was also important for the future of democracy in Europe. The resounding electoral ‘no’ to […]
In the last decades, demands for orientation and political leadership in increasingly complex societies have risen. And so have demands of citizens for more direct participation. The current pandemic has only exacerbated these possibly contradictory developments. Progressive political parties will have to carefully readjust between citizens’ demands for more participation and inclusion on the one […]
Direct democracy tools are neither panacea, nor a danger to democracy – but they do influence decision making.
In France, participatory democracy is constantly developing.
The experience has shown that PB clearly lead to a better performance of the municipality itself
Involving citizens in choosing policy priorities has proven able to increase their quality of life.