Passports to Modern Direct Democracy
The Passports to Modern Direct Democracy offer direct and easily accessible introductions to your political rights of participation at all political levels. There are many different kind of passports available in more than 30 different languages.
Traditionally, in most representative democracies, the power of citizens to make decisions at the ballot box was restricted to the elections of other people and parties to offices and parliament.
However, in recent years more and more countries have adopted new possibilities and channels for citizens to make their voices heard—even between election days.
The Global Passport to Modern Direct Democracy offers basic information about the tools of direct democracy. It introduces key definitions, describes various tools, and includes recommendations on how to use initiatives, referendums and plebiscites.
The European Passport to Active Citizenship offers "quick guides", factsheets, background information, pathfinders and navigators to all aspects of modern European democracy, including a toolkit of participation resources and a detailed manual on the European Citizens Initiative (ECI).
Local Democracy Passports like the Falun Democracy Passport (Sweden) are tailormade to specific jurisdictions and are use both in public and as a civic education tool.