We campaign for e.g. the introduction of citizens’ initiatives and referendums, directly elected mayors and prime ministers, a fair voting system, the abolishment of party discipline for parliamentarians, an end to party political appointments for public office, and better petition rights. We want to open our closed political system through democratic experiments, e-democracy 3.0, better information rights for citizens and a fundamental reform of the EU. Our general aim is to empower citizens and reduce the almost total grip that political parties currently have on public administration and decision making.
What we do
We launch campaigns to implement fundamental democratic reforms that give citizens the last say in politics. We are a center of expertise for anyone seeking information on democratic renewal. We bring out publications and organise events. As a service for active citizens, we run the open petition platform Petitie.be, where anyone can launch a public petition for free.
Our daily team
Bert Penninckx: general manager
David Joëts: campaign manager
Sim Boels: webmaster - secretary
Koen Vanderhoeven: ICT
Our Board consists of Bert Penninckx, Guido De Bruyker, Eric Van de Putte and Marc Vanvelk.
We are very grateful for the help of our pool of volunteers!
Meer Democratie VZW
Phone +32 487 79 89 58