Every year, the World Forum for Democracy brings young leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to Strasbourg to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide. Hosted by the Council of Europe, the international event is open to participants enrolled in the annual training cycles of the Schools of Political Studies, as well as others involved in civic initiatives.

“Is democracy in danger in the information age?” was the title of the 2019 edition.

The following one, entitled “Can Democracy save the environment?", has been postponed to 8-10 November 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will address, among others, the following questions:

  • National governments, international organisations or the citizen: who is setting the pace?
  • What governing style is best placed to tackle the environmental challenge?
  • Public or private: what role for which sector?

Ahead of the Forum a series of satellite events is foreseen to explore the topic. Some of the Schools of Political Studies will run such activities still in 2020. Stay tuned!