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The European Capital of Democracy is a Europe-wide initiative to innovate and strengthen democracy. From 2022, each year one city will be selected in a five-stage process – by a jury of experts and a jury of 10,000 European citizens – and granted this honorary title. Together with its citizens, the European Capital of Democracy curates, organises and hosts a variety of activities that strengthen democracy. Visitors from all over Europe – politicians, experts, civil society actors, artists, citizens and media representatives – are invited to take part in the initiative and make the city a stage for European democracy.

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Stefan Sindelar

CEO, ECoD gemeinnützige GmbH

office@capitalofdemocracy.eu
+43 660 10 27 903

  • Introducing Art of Democracy
    Introducing Art of Democracy

    Art of Democracy was born from our strong belief that art is a seismograph of past and present social processes. Bound by neither geography, nor language, artists often reflect on what is happening right now, and what moves us all. With aesthetic tools they analyze the DNA of our society from an unaccustomed perspective. This […]

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  • The European Capital of Democracy initiative meets enthusiastic response from Mayors all over Europe
    The European Capital of Democracy initiative meets enthusiastic response from Mayors all over Europe

    22 Cities from 13 countries have applied to become the first European Capital of Democracy        At the July 2022 deadline date for submissions, 22 cities* from 13 countries have responded to the call and applied for the nomination to become the first European Capital of Democracy (ECoD). The cities are located in […]

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  • Acts of Democracy: Refugee Counselling, Democratic Governance and LGBTQ Rights
    Acts of Democracy: Refugee Counselling, Democratic Governance and LGBTQ Rights

    From freshly-published books, current exhibitions, digital exploration journeys, arts & culture projects, podcasts, films, essays and studies, we’ve hand-picked fifteen acts of democracy for you to explore and get curious about this month. By Ioana Casapu 6 Tips For Treating Refugees With Respect And Support “Help for self-help is the mantra in refugee counseling. As […]

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22 Cities want to join ECoD

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Von Budapest bis Helsinki: Wie Städte Demokratie fördern und verteidigen

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Living Democracy!

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Democracy strikes back: Mayors from all over Europe launch European Capital of Democracy Initiative

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