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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.

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ECoD gemeinnützige GmbH

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Delivering Democracy:  Embracing boldness and experimentation

by Evelyn Mantoiu / European Partnership for Democracy Since 2021, the European Democracy Hub (EDH) has been exploring different examples …

ECN on wheels: A ride to the City of Antwerp’s youth participation projects

The Belgian sun shone on us once again, as 32 representatives from 13 European countries came together in the City …

TEDx Vienna proudly presents: THE ARGUMENT! 24 May, 7-10pm, House of Strauss

Debate and dialogue lie at the core of democracy! Our friends from TEDx Vienna are keenly aware of this and …

Tackling Social and Climate Challenges with Brussels’ Solutions

The latest ECN meeting took place in Brussels, as members of the network gathered together to discuss, learn, and exchange …

Vienna is European Capital of Democracy 2024/25

Vienna takes over the title from Barcelona in autumn and becomes the venue for a multifaceted year of democracy Press …

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 …



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