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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Apply now for a lab at the World Forum for Democracy 2016!

4 April 2016 Strasbourg

Interested organisations/institutions worldwide are invited to express their interest in presenting an example/initiative to make education more democracy-centred or to revitalise democracy through education, by answering the questionnaire in the appendix and sending it to forum_democracy@coe.int...

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Children’s Forum

3 March 2016 Strasbourg

1200 children of 45 school classes of CM1-CM2 of the Region Alsace, sponsored by the Association Thémis, worked on a project or an idea of concrete action to favor more tolerance and a peaceful living together. 10 projects have been selected and will be presented on March 3rd of this year to the...

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Incubator for participatory democracy

1st March 2016 Strasbourg

As part of the World Forum for Democracy 2015, the Council of Europe organised a hackathon for the creation of a participatory democracy incubator, assembling experts on democracy innovation and political decision-makers. It gathered 30 experts, researchers, elected representatives from cities,...

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World Forum for Democracy 2015: Preliminary conclusions

The 2015 edition of the World Forum for Democracy took place after the 13 November Paris attacks, highlighting the pertinence of the theme chosen and the urge to provide answers to the three sets of questions raised. A high turnout, discussions in multiple fora and the testing of initiatives in...

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