|Formation||January 1, 2011|
|Type||International nongovernmental organisation|
|Membership||E2D parties and affiliated associations|
|Main organ||General Assembly|
E2D International (E2D) is the political international of the Electronic Direct Democracy (E2D) Party movement. The E2D Manifesto describes the basic political principles of E2D International member parties.
To help create and promote parties with only one element in their program: Direct Democracy ("a form of democracy in which sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate").
E2D parties are to be politically non-partisan and their agenda entirely based on people’s decision, determined by means of referenda and initiatives organized by party members and citizens. These organized systems will thus allow citizens to vote on propositions of laws submitted by elected members of parliament, but also to propose new laws.
The mission for Electronic Direct Democracy (E2D) International is:
to help establish, to support and promote, and to maintain communication and co-operation between politically-neutral electronic direct democracy parties around the world.
The E2D Manifesto
The E2D Manifesto, collaboratively drafted in February 2011 by representatives from Citizens for Direct Democracy, Online Party of Canada, Partido de Internet, Aktiv Demokrati, Demoex, Senator Online and Partidul Romania Online using Participedia.net, is a document which describes the basic political principles of E2D International. The E2D Manifesto was inspired by the ideas of Aki Orr, amongst others.
All over the world, E2D parties have been started independently at local, regional and national levels, inspired by the collaborative force of the Internet to bring true direct democracy to the political arena and give power back to the People.
|Country||Name||Registration status||Member of E2D International||Elected||Voting system|
|Australia||Senator Online||Officially registered||Yes||No||N/A|
|Belgium||Citizens for Direct Democracy||Officially registered||Yes||No||N/A|
|Canada||Online Party of Canada / Parti en ligne du Canada||Officially registered||No||No||Proprietary|
|Denmark||Direkte Demokrati||Active but unregistered||No||No||N/A|
|Hungary||Party of Internet Democracy||Officially registered||No||No||N/A|
|New Zealand||Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand||Registration was cancelled||No||No||N/A|
|Romania||Partidul Romania Online||Active but unregistered||Yes||No||N/A|
|Slovenia||Svojpolitik.si||Active but unregistered||Yes||No||N/A|
|Spain||Partido de Internet||Officially registered||No||No||N/A|
|Sweden||Aktiv Demokrati||Active but unregistered||Yes||No||GOV|
- This page incorporates content from Participedia under the Creative Commons ShareAlike Unported 3.0 licence.
- Aktiv Demokrati
- Citizens for Direct Democracy
- Democratici Diretti
- Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand
- Online Party of Canada
- OurNZ Party
- Partido de Internet
- Partidul Romania Online
- Party of Internet Democracy
- Senator Online
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