Plenary session: Presentation of “Democracy Prototypes” by Youth participants 

Council of Europe Hemicycle

Moderator: tbc

Round table discussion: From youth initiatives to systeme change

Council of Europe Hemicycle

  • Ms Daniela CHACÓN, Ecuador, Vice-Mayor of Quito
  • Mr Matt LEIGHNINGER, USA, Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium
  • Ms Natasa VUCKOVIC, Serbia, Member of Parliament

Moderator: Mr Jim GIBBONS, United Kingdom, European Journalist and Media Consultant

Exhibition of the results of the Un-conferences (posters) and Break
Closing Session “The voice of democracy”

Council of Europe Hemicycle 

  • Announcement of five final initiatives that have won the “Votetrees” competition
  • Presentations from the finalists, a panel of politicians comments on the initiatives (floor will be open for comments from audience)
  • Vote on best initiative

Jury members:

  • Ms Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Italy, Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
  • Ms Andrea CHALUPA, United States, Journalist, Author and Digital Activist
  • Ms Katharina NOCUN, Germany, Policy Coordinator of the Pirate Party 
  • Mr Philippe C. SCHMITTER, USA, Emeritus Professor at the European University Institute Florence
  • Mr Matthias STROLZ, Austria, Member of Parliament and Leader of the party NEOS
  • Ms Goretti ZAVUGA AMURIAT, Uganda, Senior Officer for the Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy Program of Women of Uganda Network (Winner of the Council of Europe Democracy Innovation Award 2013)

Moderator: Mr Timothy KARR, USA, Senior Director at Free Press

Democracy Innovation Award

presented by Mr Thorbjørn JAGLAND, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and closing words

"You-Topia" - Live new media and dance performance by BANDART Productions
Lunch or Reception 


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