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Democracy is a constant challenge for all of us. Civic education provides us with an attitude, knowledge and skills to meet this challenge.

Our Vision

Our vision is a vibrant and strong democracy in Switzerland, in Europe and beyond.

Civic education

We understand civic education as education that has democracy as its theme and lives up to democratic values and principles.


Democratic values, Swiss democracy, innovative methods such as game-based learning, and current concepts such as the Council of Europe's Framework of Reference form our focus.

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Demokrative is committed to action-oriented, scientifically based and democratic political education and thus contributes to the strengthening of our democracy.


The most important result of the international cooperation project is the Democracy Game Box with eight digital and analog educational games.

Peer Processes

Practitioners analyze the practical teaching of democracy skills together with peers from the DACH region.

Building blocks of democracy

A concept and concrete guided modules for dealing with democratic principles and (value) controversies.

Latest News

  • In pursuit of the unattainable ideal of democracy

    On the occasion of the International Democracy Day, swissinfo published an interview with Demokrative director Sabine Jenni:

    Is there adequate civic education in Switzerland? And why is the school classroom the right place to do it? Sabine Jenni, head of Demokrative, a group that promotes civic education, spoke to SWI swissinfo.ch for the International Day of Democracy.

    Read the interview: [Link]