The platform “Democracy on the ground – encouraging local investigations and democratic participation” seeks to address both the history of democracy and contemporary local involvement. Its purpose is to encourage civic commitment in associations, projects and initiatives. We are constantly expanding the platform to adapt it to the needs of users. In addition, we offer advice and help for local activities, fieldwork, and inspiring projects on the history of democracy, as well as a geographical database for initiatives to register themselves. Today you can already find more than 400 initiatives in the categories “Against Right-wing Extremism”, “Co-shaping Democracy”, “Making History Visible”, and “Counselling Services Against Right-wing Extremism”.
The platform is a collaborative project between Gegen Vergessen - Für Demokratie e.V. and the Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz (Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance), whose administrative offices are part of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education).