Congress Participation to the WFD "12 Months, 1 Question" campaign
The “12 months, 1 question” campaign of the World Forum for Democracy will focus on one topic each month, around which the different elements of the campaign will be arrayed and presented, with the objective of keeping the campaign as interactive and inclusive as possible. The campaign will include online events and activities organised by the Council of Europe and partners, including the Schools of Political Studies, for example interviews, satellite events, “initiatives of the week” highlights, online webinars and Forum Talks with a range of experts, including youth leaders and engaged civil society.
On the occasion of this campaign, which will run throughout 2021, the Congress will organise two events: one, on January, jointly with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, on the theme of deliberative democracy for the climate and a second on local initiatives for the environment, on April.
JANUARY 2021: DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY FOR CLIMATE
The round table "Representative democracy and the climate crisis" co-organised by the Congress and the Parliamentary Assembly will bring together members of these bodies and participants to discuss the responsibility of parliamentarians and local and regional elected representatives in the fight against climate change and to highlight good practices of co-operation.
The Forum Talk "Deliberative Democracy for Climate" is an opportunity to present several experiences of citizens' assemblies at the national level and to examine more generally what are their main advantages in the decision-making process and why they can play a crucial role in tackling both the climate crisis and the crisis of confidence in democratic institutions.
"The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities advocates for a wider use of deliberative democracy by public authorities, notably through citizens' assemblies, referendums, or other forms of direct citizen participation where permitted. This is the model that broke the local deadlock in the city...
APRIL 2021: ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION AT LOCAL LEVEL
See you in April!
Since 2012, the World Forum for Democracy has become an annual event, offering citizens from all over the world the opportunity to question democracy, analyse its flaws and limits, but also to generate new ideas to respond to the challenges facing democracy. Dedicated to responses to the environmental crisis, the 9th edition of the Forum was launched on 18 November and will mobilise intellectuals, politicians, activists, experts and young people from all over the world for a whole year until the Forum is held in Strasbourg in November 2021.