Between crisis mode and a spirit of awakening: where is democracy headed? The challenges for the political system in Germany to find the right answers in the future have perhaps never been greater. This themed booklet on the futures of democracy is about democracy in progress: what experiences do people in Germany have with our democracy? How do they themselves advocate for co-determination and participation? What are their wishes and desires? We’ve met, among other people, a city-school spokesperson in Frankfurt/Main, a blind musician in Berlin, a former GDR civil rights activist in Leipzig, a local politician of Cameroonian origin who lives in a village near Munich, and a young Muslim woman in Mönchengladbach who is committed to diversity. A journey in ten encounters through Germany. From person to person.