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Brief Intro

The European Capital of Democracy is a Europe-wide initiative to innovate and strengthen democracy. From 2023, each year one city will be selected 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.

Throughout the Programme Year, EURACTIV will act as strategic media partner of the European Capital of Democracy.

Media relations

Amadea Horvath

Creative Lead and Media Relations,
ECoD gemeinnützige GmbH

+43 660 10 27 903

Delivering Democracy: The view less taken – How the energy transition and democracy need one another.

by Namita Kambli (E3G) & Karin Thalberg (Jacques Delors Institute) 2023 saw the energy transition in Europe make significant strides …

Vienna: European Capital of Democracy 2024/25

Vienna elected as European Capital of Democracy 2024/25Press Release, 12 December 2023, Vienna I German Version I Image In a …

Reflecting on the Challenges and Solutions for Western Democracies

From November 13th to the 14th, a diverse group of experts from Germany, Spain, Austria, and Colombia engaged in a …

Saving Civics in the Digital Age: Civic Tech for Unlocking Deeper Participation & Connection

On November 22nd, an event was held in Barcelona to help honor the city’s selection as the 2023 European Capital …

A Recap of the 5th International Youth Conference on Democracy

Beth Dennis participated at this year’s Youth Conference by Beth Dennis On the 20th of November, the International Youth Think …

ECoD survey & IDEA democracy report: Participation as 4th branch of Government

ECoD NPO Stefan Sindelar presented the results of this year’s Citizens’ Jury survey “Democracy = Peace (?) at the Council …

Five Cities shortlisted for European Capital of Democracy 2024/25

Press Release, Vienna, 7 November 2023 Five Cities shortlisted for European Capital of Democracy 2024/25 Bratislava, Gdansk, Izmir, Leipzig and …

City Visits: Exploring Gdańsk’s Democratic Spirit

Last week, we began our City Visits, which are essential in evaluating a city’s potential to become the European Capital …

Delivering Democracy: Opinion Piece by Erika Staël von Holstein

Stop Tilting at Windmills to ReImagine Our Future and Our World Together Erika Staël von Holstein is Chief Executive of …

Barcelona Presents Programme Year as European Capital of Democracy 2023 – 2024

A day before the International Day of Democracy, Barcelona unveiled its year-long programme as the European Capital of Democracy (ECoD) …

Our 4th ECN Meeting in Valongo: Building Green Cities

THE NETWORK ONE YEAR ON It has been a whole year since thirteen cities first formed the European Capital of …

European Capital of Democracy Hosts Dubravka Šuica, Vice President of European Commission

The European Capital of Democracy was delighted to host Dubravka Šuica, Vice President of the European Commission, at our office …



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