In Bulgaria, as in much of Central and Eastern Europe, the last decade has seen a backsliding of liberal democracy. Dimitrina Petrova describes a new initiative that aims to reinvigorate support for democratic values and human rights by directly engaging citizens in a bottom-up process of deliberative democracy – Bulgarians Organizing for Liberal Democracy. BOLD built an online membership platform as a tool to mobilize supporters, develop policy positions, and agree actions.

The full article can be found on Open Global Rights.


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