Democracy"Meddling is the only way to stay relevant!" (Heinrich Böll). That means that democracy is not a solid state, but has to be fought for every day. Democratization is a chief tenet of green politics and a central issue in political education at home and abroad.
"Civil society" is one important concept which, while widely embraced, is very contentious when it comes to questions of fostering democracy. The roles of political parties and the media are essential elements of our modern democracies.
We stand for more direct representation and support of civil liberties against the challenges of a security state. Our Democracy Program supports societies in developing nations in their aspiration for more democratic participation. We fight for universal human rights including migrants rights which is a cross-cutting theme of our work.
For more information, please contact Charlotte Beck at Charlotte.Beck[at]us.boell.org