Democracy

PARTICIPATION, TRANSPARENCY, SELF-DETERMINATION

THE 10 FINALISTS

We honour political work that increases participation of citizens – in opinion forming and in decision making.

Year of Democracy

The City of Leipzig reinvigorates and strengthens democratic values under the motto “You. Us. Leipzig”, and with the promotion of 28 projects.

Irish Constitutional Convention 2013

A major experiment on deliberative democracy leads to the approval of same-sex marriage through a Constitutional Convention, consisting of two-thirds randomly chosen citizens and one-third parliamentarians.

Learn Before you Vote

The watchdog network increases the political engagement and knowledge of young people in Lithuania through debates and events.

The Mayor Delivered to Your House

This is the opportunity to invite the Mayor into your living room to discuss citizens’ feedback and to better understand the City’s policies.

Citizens Round Tables / Urban Walks

Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.