Danube Democracy Rally: Join us on a journey of discovery

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In April 2014 a unique opportunity will come true – The Danube Democracy Rally. Austria, Slovakia and Hungary all lie along the Danube, Europe’s longest river. We cordially invite you to travel with us through these countries, to meet with democracy activists, to engage in our campaign for a more democratic EU and to go on an exciting sightseeing trip with us together.

In April 2014 a unique opportunity will come true – The Danube Democracy Rally. Austria, Slovakia and Hungary all lie along the Danube, Europe’s longest river. We cordially invite you to travel with us through these countries, to meet with democracy activists, to engage in our campaign for a more democratic EU and to go on an exciting sightseeing trip with us together.

 The journey ahead of us:

 

Vienna, Austria, from 1 - 3 April 2014

 

We plan to visit the UN buildings, where we will listen to a presentation on democratising the United Nations and the question if referenda possibly could be held at the global level. Also, we will demonstrate for a more democratic EU and voice our demands for an EU convention and referenda throughout Europe.

 

Austria is currently struggling do develop a system of direct democracy at national level. A panel discussion on direct democracy in Austria is to take place with Austria's politicians in the national parliament. Also, a debate is scheduled on direct democracy in the cities of Vienna, Zurich and Munich. Further, we do not want to neglect the touristic aspect of our stay since Vienna is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Below you can download the preliminary agenda of our stay in Vienna.

 

A speed boat connects Bratislava and Vienna with each other. In the evening of 3 April we will travel to Bratislava by boat.

 

Bratislava, Slovakia, from 4 – 6 April 2014

 

Our democracy friends around Paul Pirovits, Beata Novomeska and Ras'to Cancov will welcome us in Slovakia’s historic and picturesque capital.  They will help us hosting a big democracy conference: Maroš Šefčovič, EU Commissioner in charge of the European Citizens' Intiative, will deliver a key note speech (tbc). Also, one month ahead of the elections to the European Parliament, our campaign for a more democratic EU will form a key element of the conference. For Democracy International's members we will hold the general assembly, which takes place every three years.

 

Budapest, Hungary, from 6 – 9 April 2014

 

Just a few kilometres closer to Danube's mouth lies Budapest, the third capital we will visit during our rally. We intend to investigate the judicial state of Hungary, whose separation of powers got into huge difficulties under prime minister Victor Orban. The protection of Roma and their participation in political decision-making will be another focus of our stay in Budapest.

 

Registration:

 

First-come first-serve. We have 40 places for the stay in Vienna, 100 for Bratislava and 30 for Budapest. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to increase these numbers. So we will close the registration as soon as all seats are booked. In other words, we will assign places on the principle of first come first serve. We will help those people who cannot afford all costs.

 

Join us on a journey of discovery. Sign up for our Danube Democracy Rally!

 

Contact Andreas Müller, in charge of organizing the conference, for more information about the Danube Democracy Rally, Tel: +49 2203/ 59 28 59, Email: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.