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« FALUN » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « 12-Star City »

Active Citizenship and participatory democracy are key concepts when it comes to making society function efficiently in the 21st century. A modern representative democracy is based on the rule of law, the delegation of limited powers through elections and the direct participation of citizens in the agenda-setting and decision-making processes.

One big challenge to our democracies is the multi-level framework in which issues are discussed and decided upon. This means that it is not enough to develop and strengthen opportunities for influencing public affairs at only one level – we need to address these issues at all levels in parallel.

For this reason Falun municipality, the capital ...

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Active Citizenship and participatory democracy are key concepts when it comes to making society function efficiently in the 21st century. A modern representative democracy is based on the rule of law, the delegation of limited powers through elections and the direct participation of citizens in the agenda-setting and decision-making processes.

One big challenge to our democracies is the multi-level framework in which issues are discussed and decided upon. This means that it is not enough to develop and strengthen opportunities for influencing public affairs at only one level – we need to address these issues at all levels in parallel.

For this reason Falun municipality, the capital town of Dalecarlia province in the very heart of Sweden is hosting the 2015 Democracy Week as part of the International Day of Democracy  and the Council of Europe’s Local Democracy Week. 

Read more about the Falun Democracy Week at falun.se/demokratidag

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Partner(s) :

Dalarna University, Dalarna Council, Riksdag & Departement, European Union, International IDEA

ELDW citizens participation activity

Democracy Passport of Falun

Cinemas in Falun
From 01/10/2013 to 31/10/2013

Activity referring to the leading theme "Active citizenship at the grassroots level – voting, sharing, participating"

European Local Democracy Week in Falun

Falun, Sweden
From 25/09/2013 to 29/09/2013

The contents of this web page are published under the responsibility of FALUN falun.se/democracy

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57000 inhabitants