Democracy and equality - does education matter?
Strasbourg, 7-9 November 2016
The 2016 World Forum for Democracy will focus on the relationship between education and democracy. Education is central to democratic societies. Schools, universities, civil society organisations and other learning institutions should encourage the acquisition and practice of values and skills which are essential for democracy. The World Forum for Democracy 2016 will focus on how education can help bridge the social divide and become a real asset for our diverse democracies.
Lisbon, Portugal 7 December 2016
Can our societies somehow break the grip that powerful elites have on government without slipping...
The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award goes to German initiative in favour of higher education for refugeesStrasbourg, France 9 November 2016
Today, at the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe announced...
"Countdown to Lift Off: Launching toward Democracy in Education", by Donovan Livingston, Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina
Donovan Livingston is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of North...
The World Forum for Democracy is a unique platform for political decision-makers and activists to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide. By identifying and analysing experimental initiatives and practices, the Forum highlights and encourages democracy innovations at the grassroots and their transfer on a systemic level in order to strengthen the foundations of democratic societies. The Forum thus contributes to the evolution of democracy towards more participatory and inclusive structures and institutions.