Satellite Event “Young People & Democracy: New Challenges of Democratic Functioning - What is at stake?” (Interactive Exchange)

23 September 2016 Brussels, Belgium

This satellite event of the World Forum for Democracy is organised in the framework of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 ENLIGHTEN and Erasmus Mundus GEM projects' summer school. As part of said summer school's programme - which overarching aim is to examine the state, potential and limits of Europe's...

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Registration for the World Forum for Democracy 2016

14 September 2016 Strasbourg, France

Online registration for the World Forum for Democracy 2016 is open! Participation in the Forum is free of charge and open to the public. Deadline for registration: 21 October 2016.

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Celebrate the International Day of Democracy with the new video about the World Forum for Democracy!

15 September 2016 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy (15 September 2016), we have the pleasure to launch a new video about the World Forum for Democracy! Since 2012 the World Forum for Democracy highlights and encourages democratic innovation to strengthen the foundations of democratic...

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Satellite event “Democracy city - towards a participatory infrastructure”

6-7 September 2016 Donastia-San Sebastian, Spain

How to develop structures on the local level to accelerate the growth and success of initiatives improving citizen participation in democracy? What can democracy innovators do to support the transformation of cities towards more inclusive institutions? These questions were at the centre of a...

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Satellite events: become a part of the World Forum for Democracy experience!

In order to reach out to a wider range of contributors and enrich the debate, the World Forum for Democracy welcomes the organisation of "satellite events" by universities renowned in the sphere of political studies and international relations, non-governmental organisations, municipalities and...

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First confirmed speakers 2016

The first speakers of the World Forum for Democracy 2016 have confirmed their participation. Among them are Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, Colin Crouch, Professor Emeritus at University of Warwick, Georges Haddad, President of Universite Paris 1, and Yacoov Hecht, Pioneer of Democratic...

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Participatory Democracy Index for Cities

Cities interested in the participatory democracy incubator are invited to complete the new participatory democracy index before joining the incubator. On the basis of the index results, the cities receive an analytical report with examples of good practice from democracy innovators all over the...

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The application for Youth participants is now open!

Are you aged between 16-30? Interested in engaging with political decision-makers in a reflection on how education and democracy can reinforce each other and address the risks of new social divides? Apply until 25 July to join the Youth delegation at the World Forum for Democracy 2016!

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Save the date ! The next World Forum for Democracy will take place on 7-9 November 2016. The Forum will be about education for democracy.

It will focus on how education can help bridge the social divide and become a real asset for our diverse democracies. The Forum will analyse the impact of education systems on democracy and identify innovative initiatives and practices which can make education (both formal and non-formal) more...

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Presentation of the Incubator for Participatory Democracy at re:publica

3 May 2016 Berlin, Germany

The Incubator for Participatory Democracy will be presented in a workshop at re:publica in Berlin, Germany, on 3 May, 17.30-18.30. The re:publica is one of the largest conferences about technology and society in the world and it attracts more than 7000 participants. In the workshop, members of...

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