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Direct democracy

Public meeting and popular referendum

A seminar on the topic of “Direct Democracy” was held on 31 October 2019 in Vienna. The agenda included:

  • Historical foundations
  • Direct democracy in Austria:

Relevant parts of constitutional law
Public survey, public meeting and budget
Direct democracy at the community level
Popular poll
Popular referendum (optional / mandatory)
Popular petition

  • Why / How does it work in Switzerland?
  • Direct democracy at the European level
  • Discussion and outlook
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