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PETITION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT EMPOWERING EUROPE TO ADDRESS THE COVID-19 CRISIS, THE RECOVERY AND FUTURE EPIDEMICS

This is the final draft of the Petition discussed during the 1st Meeting of the Council on Participatory Democracy on 19th and 20th of March 2020. It will be sumbitted on the 24th of March before the Plenary Session of the European Parliament. If you want to add your name to the list of supporters, send an email to virginia.fiume@protonmail.com

 

Building democracy by using it

A European Union foundation story goes approximately like this: "the more global the nature of political urgencies becomes, the more evident the need for comprehensive solutions will be". Think about climate change, Coronavirus, the migrant crisis, Libya, the emerging digital oligopolies, and so on.

Participatory democracy is a tool. European Democracy is the goal SImona Bonfante Thu, 03/05/2020 - 15:44

The Citizens Assembly which in Ireland paved the way to an historical referendum on gay marriage is a very often mentioned experience showing how revolutionary “participatory democracy” can prove to be. Indeed, enthusiasts of such a form of citizens direct deliberation believe it may be “the” remedy for sick democracies, due to the opportunity this methodology offers to bring citizens, experts and decision-makers all together and find common ground for shared solutions.

From activists to activists: an open letter to Greta Thunberg from the promoters of Carbon Pricing European Citizens Initiative

Read the open letter that on the 5th of March a group of European citizens active in the committee of the European Citizens Initiative "StopGlobalWarming.eu - A price for carbon to fight climate change" to Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future activists. 


Dear Greta, dear all climate activists,