Zum Inhalt der Seite springen

Barcelona is the first European Capital of Democracy. We are open for new cities!

About the Initiative

The European Capital of Democracy Initiative has built a strong network of Cities fostering participation. Together with citizens, politicians, and institutions we are improving our democracies.

From the 13 frontrunners of democratic practice in the ECoD City Network (Antwerp, Barcelona, Bologna, Braga, Burgos, Brussels, Cascais, Linz, Metz, Opole, Sarajevo, Rzeszow, and Valongo), Barcelona has been selected as the European Capital of Democracy 2023/24.

Citizens are invited to contribute

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.


Your opportunity to play a key role in developing new forms of democratic practice.

Stay up to date

Please join us to receive regular updates on ECoD.

Stay Informed, Get Involved! Subscribe to our Newsletter!