Democracy Alive is a community where activists from across Europe can come together and take action to defend, strengthen and promote European democracy. We are creating a space where people can find support for their initiatives, from human resources to donations, promotion to networking. Our Action Centre provides a platform for our users to take part in weekly campaigns, and promotes the various activities of our members throughout Europe.
This activist hub initially took shape as DEMOCRACY ALIVE - the European Democracy Festival, from 11-13 April 2019 on the Dutch island of Texel. Our festival was an environment where citizens, stakeholders and our elected representatives could engage on the important issues of today. At a challenging time for European cohesion, DEMOCRACY ALIVE served to increase voter turnout in the 2019 European Parliament elections by promoting the #ThisTimeImVoting campaign.
Democracy Alive was organised by the European Movement International, the largest pan-European network of pro-European organisations. We are present in over 30 countries, bringing together European civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and academia.