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First two Global Democracy Initiative (GDI) webinars are now on Youtube


The first two webinars hosted by the Global Democracy Initiative (GDI) are now available on Youtube. The first webinar took place on 30 March 2021 and the second on 27 April.

The first webinar addressed the question of how members of the GDI understand global democracy, and the second presented a panel discussion on how members propose to solve global issues.

The third webinar will take place on Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 14h00 (CET) and will tackle the critical question of how each member expects to benefit from this exciting initiative. This will be the last in our series of webinars, and will be followed by the official launch of the GDI

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Upcoming webinar series and launch of the Global Democracy Initiative


It was always GloCo´s mission to work on the implementation of a global democracy. As we believe that this endeavour can only be reached by bringing different players in this field together, we have initiated the Global Democracy Initiative.

GloCo is proud to announce that we now developed a Letter of Intent to articulate the aims of the Global Democracy Initiative with other member organisations. We have also designed the first website for the GDI.

Most excitingly, we are pleased to announce a series of webinars in the lead up to the official launch of the initiative. Each webinar engages a particular pertinent question, and presents an opportunity to get to know each member organisation better as well as get a feel for our collective rapport. Please see below the dates of the upcoming events, also included on the flyer. 

  • First webinar: Tuesday, 30 March at 18h00 CET
  • Webinar discussion topic: How do members of the Global Democracy Initiative (GDI) understand global democracy?
  • Zoom link here 

  • Second webinar: Tuesday, 27 April at 18h00 CET
  • Webinar discussion topic: How do members of the Global Democracy Initiative (GDI) propose to solve global issues?
  • Zoom link here 

  • Third webinar and launch: Saturday, 29 May at 14h00-17h30
  • Webinar discussion topic: How do members Global Democracy Initiative (GDI) expect to contribute to or profit from the GDI? 
  • Zoom link here

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have further questions about joining us, we look forward to seeing you there!

GloCo profile on Participedia


GloCo is pleased to have a profile on Participedia, a global network and crowdsourcing platform for researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and anyone interested in public participation and democratic innovations.

Exciting new beginnings with the Global Democracy Initiative


GloCo convened the very first meeting of The Global Democracy Initiative (GDI) on 20 November after developing and sharing a concept paper and timeline for the GDI.  More information about this promising development can be found on GDI website.

New GloCo Team member


The GloCo team grew when Sindi-Leigh McBride joined as communications assistant and leader of the Promotions Working Group. Sindi-Leigh is a researcher and writer from Johannesburg, currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Basel. 

GloCo publishes concept paper for a Global Direct Democracy


GloCo - The Global Community published its concept for a global direct democracy.

The document provides an overview of the Global Community, a new platform to enable global direct democracy. It includes arguments on necessity and required characteristics of a global direct democracy; the basic concepts of the Global Community; a description of specific aspects of the concept that are relevant for the platform’s future implementation; and a draft plan for its implementation.

The Concept for a Global Democracy is available here.