For 60 years, European cooperation has ensured peace, prosperity and democracy on the European continent. However, this cooperation cannot be taken for granted at a time when fundamental European values are questioned. In response to this, the European Movement International launched ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY (ALL), a pro-European multi-stakeholder alliance dedicated to preserving European cooperation and democracy.
ALL brings together diverse stakeholders, including NGOs, trade unions, companies, local authorities, universities, grassroots initiatives, and citizens across party lines. The alliance’s mission is to foster pro-European and pro-democratic unity, encouraging dialogue and cooperation in the lead-up to the 2019 European Parliament elections. Through coordinated events and activities across Europe, ALL engages citizens in a democratic conversation about shared values and the strengthening of European cooperation.
- Improving the nature of European democracy
ALL seeks to engage citizens in meaningful conversations about the future of Europe. By coordinating events and actions, we aim to encourage active participation, provide platforms for dialogue, and facilitate direct engagement with policymakers at national and European levels.
- Embracing diversity
The ALLiance recognises the strength that lies in diversity and acknowledges that differing opinions and debates are essential components of a robust democratic society. ALL seeks to facilitate constructive discussions within the framework of European cooperation and democratic values.
- Increase voter turnout at the 2019 European Parliament elections
We strive to encourage informed decision-making by promoting discussions on pertinent issues, aiming to boost voter turnout and promote democratic participation.
On June 7, 2017, the European Movement International organised the launch the ALLiance for Democracy campaign with the ‘Is Democracy in Crisis’ conference. The conference featured discussions on democracy’s challenges and innovative initiatives promoting citizen engagement. Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, delivered a keynote on preserving democratic values in the social media age. ALL’s partner organisations affirmed their commitment to democracy and cooperation. The campaign envisions an inclusive approach to addressing EU challenges through open dialogue and local representation. More about the event here.
48 Hours for Democracy
On 15-16 February 2018, the European Movement International with the ALLiance for Democracy hosted 100 creative and innovative Europeans from 23 different countries at ‘48 Hours for Democracy’, a two-day workshop in Brussels. This brainstorm event aimed to look at how we can re-energise democratic dialogue and develop innovative proposals. The ideas were then considered by the ALLiance and those selected were taken forward in order to secure support and funding. Learn more about the event here and on Twitter with the hashtag #48hDemocracy.