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17 sustainable development goals: which way to go?

By | January 9th, 2017|Agita Kaupuza, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation|

Agita Kaupuža During the last days of the year the European meeting of Young Adults organized by Taizé Community is taking place in Riga, Latvia. For the first time this event is taking place in the Baltic country, and 15 000 young people are arriving for the pilgrimage of trust, searching for the hope during the [...]

Time for people to take the lead: Lessons from Marrakech

By | December 5th, 2016|Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Irene Vivas Lalinde|

Irene Vivas Lalinde COP 22 or “22nd Conference of Parties” was meant to shed light on the pathway to follow after the Paris Agreement, the star attraction of the previous Conference. Unfortunately, the shadow of Trump’s electoral victory has, on the one hand, keep the spirit of compromise alive in order to take steps forward [...]

“My rights end when others rights are violated”

By | November 30th, 2016|Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Salome Lemonjava|

Salome Lemonjava What’s democracy? What’s necessary for country’s democratic development? What’s the quality of Georgian democracy? What are perspectives to Georgia’s democratic development? These questions are always on the top of the list. Answers to those questions remain very popular subject of discussion. In this case common phrases stand out, such as: freedom of speech, [...]

Poland’s tricky political turn – Rule of law and media freedom endangered?

By | November 21st, 2016|Anna Elena Maria Ferrari, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation|

Anna Elena Maria Ferrari  There is a country in the European Union where it is feared that an ongoing attack to democracy and the rule of law is now in place, by undermining the Constitutional Tribunal and by putting under control of the Government the public tv an radio. Is it George Orwell’s 1984? [...]

Citizen participation: first steps after the Revolution in Tunisia

By | November 8th, 2016|Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Shady Rabhi|

Shady Rabhi After the Jasmin Revolution, from December 2010 until February 2011, everything changed in Tunisia: freedom, hardly achieved, enabled many Tunisian citizens to integrate in associations and to develop their willingness to participate and be active citizens. This attitude, which has just started to develop, is increasingly spreading among people, stimulating a sort of [...]

Representative democracy: an under-appreciated tool?

By | November 2nd, 2016|Anna Elena Maria Ferrari, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation|

Anna Elena Maria Ferrari The referendum on the UK membership to the EU made me deeply reflect on the tools for democracy and question the referendum as the truly highest democratic tool. It made me think that sometimes direct democracy is not the best solution. Image credit: Martin Deutsch via Flickr. Don’t get [...]

The importance of citizen’s participation

By | October 25th, 2016|Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Natia Shakaia|

Natia Shakaia Citizens make the future of the country. Many things depend on us, citizens.  In my mind, every citizen can do something useful for the development of the country. It really doesn’t matter what sphere we work in, it is our duty to do everything we can to live in better conditions. Citizen’s participation [...]


By | October 12th, 2016|Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Salome Lemonjava|

Salome Lemonjava #fornutsagio #helpevabarbakadze #togetherwecandoit #notopanoramatbilisi #nbavotezazapachulia We often come across similar statuses on different social networking websites. Someone starts and the whole society uplifts the idea. Reasons can be various. Some of them for instance are acquaintances of Nutsa and Gio who need emergency medical treatment abroad. Some love old Tbilisi and its history [...]

We aren’t even crawling, so how are We expecting to walk?

By | September 14th, 2016|Citizen Journalist, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Dominik Bartol|

Dominik Bartol Photo source: Pixabay Let Us scratch the surface of poverty and reveal what hides within it's ocean. Just like Tsunami, powered by poverty, hunger rises as it reaches the shores of Our society. It is just one out of many chain reactions caused by the lack of awareness and hunger seems to be 'trending' [...]