The labs, which are the heart of the World Forum for Democracy, must this year help us understand how democracy and democratic institutions and practices can help combat disinformation and fake news, and how artificial intelligence and new technologies can become an enabler of democracy. These initiatives should be able to share evidence about efforts that have led to the creation of best practices and new approaches to countering disinformation, while offering a sustainable and ethical solution.
The World Forum for Democracy will take place on 6-8 November in Strasbourg, France. The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award is given to the most popular initiative, voted upon by the Forum participants.
The key conclusions and lessons learnt from the labs will be discussed in a summing up session in order to prepare the overall conclusions of the Forum.