Democracy International is a global umbrella organisation of people and organisations committed to the long-term development of democracy.
Democracy International was founded in 2011 and is active in education, lobbying and campaigning for more democracy. Based in Cologne, Germany, the organisation runs an office with three staff and supports a network of tens of thousands of people and many associations worldwide.
Among the core tasks of DI – which has charitable status in Germany – are the work on direct-democratic procedures in the European Union and support for pro-democracy organisations in Europe, Africa, America and Asia.
Within the European Union DI is coordinating a longer-term campaign, over a timescale of several years, for a “European Constitutional Convention”. In this context Democracy International is seeking to form broad alliances.