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people2power Global Democracy News Portal | December 3, 2016

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Þórgnýr Thoroddsen, Reykjavik

November 15, 2016

Who are you and why are you coming to the Global Forum? I am Þórgnýr Thoroddsen, deputy city councilmember in the city of Reykjavík for the Icelandic Pirate Party. I chair the committee for sports and leisure and am … Read More

Global Forum 2016: How Cities Fix Democracy

November 12, 2016

Reykjavik, Vienna, Seoul, Los Angeles and Bern: these are pioneering cities in terms of modern participatory and direct democracy. For several years now, increasing numbers of local and regional governments have committed themselves to citizen participation, reports Bruno Kaufmann. Read More

Bullfighting For Democracy

November 12, 2016

The city of Donostia-San Sebastián plays host to this year’s Global Forum on Direct Democracy, but the local authorities have had some teething problems with citizens’ participation. A court decision has blocked a planned vote on the public funds for … Read More

Carmen de las Cuevas, Donostia

November 12, 2016

Who are you and why are you coming to the Global Forum? I am Carmen de las Cuevas, citizen of Donostia-San Sebastian. I have been invited to take part in the workshop session “The route of Donostia and Gasteiz … Read More

After Trump: Get to San Sebastián!

November 10, 2016

Now that the election is over and Donald Trump is president-elect, are you leaving the country? If not, you ought to reconsider, recommends Joe Mathews from Los Angeles I’m not kidding. Yes, prominent citizens from Samuel L. Jackson and Bryan … Read More

Salvör Nordal, Reykjavik

November 9, 2016

Salvör Nordal was the Chairman of the Constitutional Council in Iceland and is Director of the Ethics Institute at University of Iceland. She comes to the Global Forum for sharing her experiences with developing a new participatory constitution – alongside 200 other participants … Read More

Cora Pfafferott, Köln

November 9, 2016

Who are you and why are you coming to the Global Forum? I am the spokesperson of Democracy International, one of the main organisers of the Forum. I’m always happy to meet people from all around the world. Who is … Read More

Bruno Kaufmann, Falun

November 9, 2016

Who are you and why are you coming to the Global Forum? I am Bruno Kaufmann from Falun, Sweden. Here I am member of the local government. I am chairing the commitee for democracy and elections. Since 2010 I have … Read More