Supporting participation projects worldwide

Since its foundation in 2010, the Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy in Berlin, Germany is dedicated to promote the use of electronic media for democratic processes.

Our members support democracy development from local communities to intergovernmental organizations with practical experience in planning and implementing electronic participation systems.


Exchange of experiences

Self organization and participation.
Technology and democracy.

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“Political Parties and the Citizens”

Yangon, Myanmar

Organized by ASEF Singapur,
International IDEA Stock­holm,
Hanns Seidel Foundation Munich.

Foto: Hanns Seidel Foundation

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NIMD hosts international launch of “The Principles of LiquidFeedback”

The Hague, The Netherlands

Ingrid van Engelshoven, deputy mayor and alderman for Education and Public Services of The Hague receives the first copy of “The Principles of LiquidFeedback”.

Photo: NIMD

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UNDP conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy”

Islamabad, Pakistan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy”.

Photo: Burhan Rasool

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Democracy conquers software and product development as well as knowledge management

by Axel Kistner on July 28, 2015

Björn Swierczek, co-developer of the open source software LiquidFeedback, is presenting a prototype of a new technology to the public today. It combines the concepts of LiquidFeedback with revision control systems, such as the software “Git” by the Linux developer Linus Torvalds.

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LiquidFeedback joins CAPS 2015 at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium

by Axel Kistner on July 10, 2015

Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy has been invited to represent LiquidFeedback at the CAPS2015 conference under the aegis of the European Commission and coordinated by Sigma Orionis. For the second time, leading Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) gathered in Brussels, Belgium on July 7 and 8, 2015.

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Liquid Democracy research: mathematical proof shows structural deficits of preferential delegations; LiquidFeedback not affected by findings

by Andreas Nitsche on March 28, 2015

Just recently, Liquid Democracy enthusiasts suggested alternative delegation models different from the transitive delegations used in LiquidFeedback. These models are the so-called “preferential delegations” and also different hybrids combining the ideas of preferential and transitive delegations.

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Presentation and Workshop “LiquidFeedback for Georgian Political Parties” in Tbilisi, Georgia

by Andreas Nitsche on November 03, 2014

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in The Hague [1], the NIMD South Caucasus Representation [2] and the Association for Interactive Democracy (IAD) in Berlin [3] held a LiquidFeedback [4] presentation and workshop for Georgian political parties in Tbilisi and Kvareli, Georgia from October 28 - 29 2014. The event was also attended by representatives of Dutch political parties and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm.

The opening remarks for the presentation day in Tbilisi were delivered by His Excellency Hans P.P.M. Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia and Armenia, Kati Piri, Member of the European Parliament, and Levan Tsutskiridze, NIMD Representative in the South Caucasus.

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LiquidFeedback at UNDP conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” in Islamabad, Pakistan

by Axel Kistner on October 12, 2014

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) [1] [2] has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy [3] to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” [4] to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from October 14 - 16 2014. The conference will discuss the role of technology in strengthening democracy.

Nitsche will present LiquidFeedback [5] with a focus on political party development and on how technology can be applied to provide a fully self organized proposition development and decision-making process. He will elaborate on challenges and solutions for a fair democratic process: collective moderation, minority protection, dealing with noisy minorities, preferential voting and verifiability.

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Workshop “Political Parties and the Citizens” in Yangon, Myanmar

by Axel Kistner on November 10, 2013
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapur, organized a workshop “Political Parties and the Citizens” to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 14 – 16 November 2013. [1] The workshop is part of the Democratisation And Justice Series [2] of the Political and Economic Department of ASEF. [3] The workshop focuses on how political parties interact with citizens and citizen movements in countries across Asia and Europe.

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