International Team

Andreas Bummel

Germany/South Africa
Executive Director

Andreas Bummel is founder and executive director of Democracy Without Borders. He is known worldwide as a leading expert and advocate for a world parliament. The campaign he has been leading for a Parliamentary Assembly at the UN has been supported by more than 1,500 parliamentarians from over 100 countries. Since 2021, he has been one of the co-convenors of the new “We The Peoples” campaign, which advocates for more democracy at the UN. Over 200 groups from around the world have joined it, including leading environmental and civil rights NGOs. From 1998 to 2008, he served on the Council of the World Federalist Movement, which played a central role in supporting the creation of the International Criminal Court. In 2018, his book A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century (with Jo Leinen) was published. He has spoken at Yale University, the London School of Economics, the Athens Democracy Forum, and before the Pan-African Parliament, among other venues. In recognition of his work, Andreas was elected a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and the Society for Threatened Peoples made him a honorary member. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1976.

New Ventotene manifesto calls for a European and global federation
Following several months of drafting, European federalists have adopted an extensive and far-reaching manifesto that calls for the establishment of a United States of Europe and outlines the goal of…
Andreas Bummel | 06.10.2022
The Montreux declaration for federal world government revisited
75 years ago, on 23 August 1947, over 400 participants from more than 20 countries and 50 organizations met in Montreux, Switzerland, for the first “Conference of the World Movement…
Andreas Bummel | 24.08.2022
Poll: World War considered likely, democracy supported in most countries
A survey across 55 democratic countries carried out on behalf of the French think tank Fondation pour l’innovation politique in collaboration with six other groups in 2021, published last month,…
Andreas Bummel and Nimish Mehta | 11.02.2022
Principles and proposals for an Alliance of Democracies
Last week the White House announced that the Summit for Democracy promised by Joe Biden will take place virtually on December 9 and 10 in order to “galvanize commitments and…
Andreas Bummel | 16.08.2021