In recent decades the Portuguese citizens drifted away significantly from political life, as the growing electoral abstention shows, while the country plunged into a severe financial crisis and the need for an international bailout, with consequences that are proving destructive employment , social cohesion and the discrediting of the political and democratic regime.
Aktiv Demokrati (swedish for "Active Democracy") is a non-political party for realizing direct democracy in the swedish parliament, using a mix of delegation and direct voting through the internet.
The basic idea is that all citizens from different parts in the society should be able to influence important issues both directly and indirectly straight into parliament through an internet based democracy system.
Americans Elect is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization whose goal is to “fix the way we elect our leaders” by implementing the first non partisan, national online presidential primary. Americans Elect has focused on achieving three clear goals:
Gaining nationwide ballot access for a third presidential ticket to compete in the 2012 race;
Holding the first ever nonpartisan secure national online primary at AmericansElect.org;
Fielding a credible, balanced, unaffiliated ticket for the 2012 presidential race.
AmericaSpeaks is a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to "engage citizens in the public decisions that impact their lives." AmericaSpeaks' work is focused on trying to create opportunities for citizens to impact decisions and to encourage public officials to make informed, lasting decisions. AmericaSpeaks has developed and facilitated deliberative methods such as the 21st Century Town Meeting, which enables facilitated discussion for 500 to 5,000 participants.
Artworks Creative Communities is a Bradford-based charity and social enterprise. Since 1998 we have delivered innovative projects that use creativity as a force for change. Working with professional artists and in partnership with organisations across all sectors, Artworks develop and deliver effective projects that use participation in the arts as a tool to inspire, connect & engage.