The rule of law

The “rule of law” principle ensures that no individual or citizen stands above the law no matter his/her/its socio-political and socio-economical identity and role. In democratic settings, the rule of law principle is inextricably linked to the smooth functioning of democratic societies, while its absence makes democracy defenceless or even nonexistent.


Citizen participation

Citizen participation is a fundamental component of a healthy and prosperous democratic society. It entails active involvement of citizens in shaping public processes and procedures and it can be manifested in a variety of ways, from voting or being a candidate in elections to participating in mini- informal-assemblies in your neighbourhood to pay your taxes or expressing your disappointment to political decisions by peacefully protesting.