SCHEDULE   PROGRAMME CONTENT
9.00
10.00
 
Plenary session: Youth empowerment for democratic transformation?

Council of Europe Hemicycle

  • Ms Hélène LANDEMORE, France, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University
  • Ms Chantal MOUFFE, Belgium, Director of the Centre of Democracy, University of Westminster
  • Mr Philippe C. SCHMITTER, USA, Emeritus Professor at the European University Institute   Florence

Moderators:

  • Mr Philippe CAYLA, France, Special Advisor to the CEO of Euronews
10.00
10.30
 
Break
10.30
12.30
 
Lab Series 1 (Labs 1-10 + 21)

Influencing Minds

Influencing Decision-Making

12.30
14.00
 
Lunch

European Parliament

14.00
16.00
 
Lab Series 2 (Labs 11-20)

Influencing Policies

Influencing Institutions

16.00
16.30
 
Break
16.30
18.00
 
“Speed Dating Democracy” with the Lab Presenters 

Palais de l’Europe, Lobby of the Committee of Ministers

“Speed Dating Democracy” is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue and interaction. The Forum participants are given the opportunity to speak with a lab presenter for 15 minutes and then switch to the next presenter. It will give Forum participants the chance to discuss the initiatives of the labs informally with the presenters.

16.30
18.00
 
Unconferences

Palais de l’Europe, Rooms 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

The World Forum for Democracy 2014 will for the first time involve a number of “unconferences”. These are participant-driven workshops whose agenda is created by the attendees on an online platform before the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space. The unconferences will enable spontaneous discussions, as well as fresh ideas and new alliances to emerge. Unconferences feature open debates rather than having a single speaker at the front of the room giving a talk, although any format is permitted.

16.30
18.00
 
Democracy Prototyping Sessions

Palais de l’Europe, Rooms 10-11

Youth participants will be asked to develop “prototypes” of an “ideal” democracy which will be discussed and developed in dedicated unconference sessions with the Forum participants. The democracy prototypes should consist of different models composed by proposals for citizens and societal structures “from birth to death” from a citizen’s perspective. Such an ambitious exercise may cover all kinds of issues from education to migration, consultation processes to eligibility of candidates, freedom of expression etc. The democracy prototypes will be presented in plenary at 5 November from 9.00-9.30am in the hemicycle.

Evening  
Reception

Pavillon Joséphine, Parc de l’Orangerie