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We need to stand up now and strengthen Democracy together.

About the Initiative

The European Capital of Democracy Initiative will build a strong network of Cities that will foster participation; a platform for hope, and for exercising the will and power to change our world for the better. Together with citizens, politicians, and institutions we will improve our democracies.

At the July 2022 deadline date for submissions, 22 cities* from 11 countries have responded to the call and applied for the nomination to become the first European Capital of Democracy (ECoD).

Democracy is our safest bet to protect our planet, restore peace, and secure a safe and prosperous future for us and our children. Become a Citizens’ Juror now and play a crucial role in strengthening and securing Europe’s democratic future!

Join us Building the European Capital of Democracy


Become a part of the European Capital of Democracy Programme Year.


Corporations, Foundations, and Organisations can build bridges for democratic innovation.


You have the opportunity to play a hands-on role in developing new forms of democratic politics.


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