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.
ADELS (Association pour la démocratie et l’éducation locale et sociale) is a Paris-based organization, set up in 1960, whose work is aimed at encouraging political participation and civic engagement beyond the ballot box at the subcentral level of government in France. To achieve this goal, ADELS organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences (including the annual "Rencontres de la démocratie locale") on topics such as deliberative democracy, participatory democracy, and the role these can play in reinvigorating democracy and achieving sustainable development at the local level.
The Americans Discuss Social Security (ADSS) is an organization based out of Washington, D.C. that focuses on engaging American citizens in discussing the reformation of the United States Social Security System.
Mission and Purpose
The Americans Discuss Social Security (ADSS) group was created with the purpose to reform the Social Security system in the United States of America. The group has provided a unique experience as to the insight of how Americans feel about Social Security.