We are interviewing civil society representatives and democracy experts on how democracy in their countries has been impacted by the Corona-virus crisis. In this section you can find an overview of country cases, looking at how the measures put in place to halt the spread of the virus affect the country's democratic system and what we can do to make our democracies more resilient in times of crisis.

 

United Kingdom

Postponing democracy in the United Kingdom

 

Tunisia

The promise of the revolution & the health crisis

         

International

Crisis councils: involving citizens in crisis response

 

United States

Don't fear the voter

         

Switzerland

How the postponed referendum in Switzerland...

 

Germany

Local initiatives in Germany need better rules in...

 

European Union

Digital tools, Solidarity & Transnationalism:...

 

France

French local elections in democratic limbo

         

Austria

What the Austrian lockdown teaches us about basic...

 

Italy

Democracy, civic space in the eye of a health storm

         

Germany

Local initiatives in Germany have to sit out the...

 

Italy

The delicate balance between emergency...

         
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European Union

ECI: Collecting signatures under a lockdown

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Germany

Do we have to worry about democracy?

         

Hungary

Orbán's reach for unlimited power

 

Overview

Democracy in times of Corona