Academy for a Learning Democracy


In order for our key concepts, such as learning democracy and democracy policy, to receive more attention and to get our concerns onto the political and academic agenda, we need to campaign! Our aim is not only to spread the word but also to professionalise democracy development, which means taking care of our democratic processes. 

So far we do not have the capacity to launch large campaigns. However, we try to address and present the issue wherever we can. At our own conferences - such as the annual participatory conference in Loccum - and events (see our upcoming events) as well as by visiting important congresses, for example, the Global Forum for Modern Direct Democracy, which takes place in a different state every year and attracts democracy enthusiasts from all over the world. Of course, we also create awareness for Learning Democracy and Democracy Policy through our practical work in democracy development laboratories with partners and clients, and through our various further education and training courses. 

We have already been able to interest many people in our ideas and build partnerships. Many recognise that our democracies have structural and procedural problems and are looking for ways to solve them. Our vision of a Learning Democracy, therefore, falls on fertile ground. There is still much to be done - democracy policy and development are far from being widely discussed at the political level. The time is ripe!

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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
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IBAN: DE 58370205000001515101

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