Germany
Local initiatives in Germany have to sit out the lockdown

While timely and necessary, the measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 have had an enormous impact not only on our daily lives, but also on our democracies. In this series, we try to asses how democratic practice has been affected and how we can make our future democracies more resilient.

In our home town of Cologne, Germany Klimawende Köln, a Citizens' Initiative for a stronger local climate change policy, is not able to undertake action due to the restrictions in place as a result of the corona-crisis. Time for digital tools!

You can see an overview of the measures introduced in Germany here.