Academy for a Learning Democracy

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  • Our vision is a democracy that learns faster and better than problems become dangerous. We want to put this idea on the political agena and help strenghtening the resilience of our societies. 

    The political system is overwhelmed by profound developments (climate, digitalisation, demography etc.) and the trust in the state is declining, thus the time is ripe for a Learning Democracy.

  • Our Academy of Learning Democracy was founded through a cooperation of Democracy International and the Procedere network for procedural practice.

    Both organisations are deeply engaged in topics of participation and civil society and can draw on many years of experience in working with political, economic, administrative and civil actors. 

  • We work towards our goal through three main pillars:

    We research and develop Democratic Innovations (R+D). 
    We teach and advise about and on Democracy Development (Training).
    We inform and advertise about and for Learning Democracy (Campaign).





We offer training for members of public administrations and institutions as well as other decision-makers about how to strengthen and manage public participation. Public participation - done right - is one of the core elements (although by far not the only one) of Democracy Development.

Website Info

Democracy International is a registered association in Germany
(eingetragener Verein e.V.).

Gürzenichstraße 21 a-c
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0) 221 669 66 50
Fax: +49 (0) 221 669 665 99

Amtsgericht Köln
VR-Nr. 17139

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Democracy International e.V.
IBAN: DE 58370205000001515101

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Konto: 1515101
BLZ: 37020500

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