Participating at the Ballot Box

March 8th, 2011

Civic engagement? Active citizenship? What’s another phrase for political participation? This month’s conversation invites Cem Özdemir, co-chair of the German Green Party, to talk about political life in Germany and the influences that shape his world view.

While popular democratic uprisings sweep across the Maghreb and Egypt, citizen campaigns in Boston and classrooms in Toronto are taking strategies for registering the immigrant vote all the way to the ballot box (webinar).

In the US and Canada, grassroots movements to mobilize city leaders behind local voting rights can look to Dublin and cities in 18 EU member states for inspiration. Political participation is one of the seven themes addressed in the new MIPEX III report: Canada ranks third behind Sweden and Portugal in integration policies for migrants.

The power of ideas to shape change is celebrated all over the world today. For International Women’s Day, we visit a new project from London-based Maslaha, and showcase women in integration.

The best thing about politics? Like spring, change may be just around the corner.

From The Cities of Migration team.

The Good Idea Index: Connect

If you have good ideas, feedback or other information to share, please contact us at citiesofmigration@maytree.com.

More Stories - From March 2011

The vote is in! Political inclusion for all!

Last month Learning Exchange webinar presented “Ballot Box to Podium: Mobilizing Immigrant Voters and New Leadership.” This...

On the Trail of Good Ideas: Mobilizing from Los Angeles to Copenhagen

Good Ideas about successful integration practice are easy to export and are...

Integrating immigrants – Canada is third, but we can do better (MIPEX)

“While policymakers may change their messages from day to day and create...

Toronto: The City goes Big with the CivicAction Summit

On February 10th and 11th, Toronto hosted the CivicAction Greater Toronto Summit 2011,...

Rome: How Rome became La città di Asterix

A lovely video recently caught our attention. In December 2008, journalist Carlotta Mismetti Capua met four four Afghanistani boys on a city bus. They had...

Hamburg: SchlauFox wins The Tulip!

On March 31, the Hamburger Tulpe was awarded to SchlauFox for its contribution...

In Conversation with Germany’s Cem Özdemir

Cem Özdemir, Co-Chair of The Green Party/Die Grünen (Germany) is the first party...
Looking for Past Issues?

More »Upcoming Webinars

    • No events.


Maytree