10 November 2021 - 10.30-12.00 / Council of Europe Hemicycle

Interpretation: FR/EN/RU

World Forum for Democracy 2021: Plenary 4, 5 and closing session
Palais de l'Europe, Hemicycle 10 November 2021 - 9.00 -13.00
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moderators moderators
BERGHOLTZ Alice

Alice BERGHOLTZ

Representative of the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations to the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe

Sweden

Alice has a long history of organizational commitments in the youth movement and specializes in citizen participation in democratic processes. Alice has worked with youth policy on multiple levels, from grassroot organizations and local group to international institutions. In her Masters thesis she investigated how young people express political participation and citizenship through media use, giving insight in how democratic structures of today are being influenced by the development of digital technologies. 

SAMARDZIC 2021

Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ MARKOVIĆ

Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe

Snežana Samardžić-Marković is since 2012 Director General of Democracy at the Council of Europe, in charge of the Organisation’s action promoting democratic innovation, governance, participation and diversity. Her responsibilities include the policy areas of education and youth, local democracy, cultural policies, election assistance, the protection of human dignity, gender equality, children’s rights, and the rights of minorities, societal defences against discrimination, democratic citizenship, social cohesion, intercultural dialogue and democratic responses to crisis situations. Previously, Snežana has held numerous positions in the Serbian Government including as Deputy Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Neighbouring Countries; Assistant Minister of Defence (2005-2007) and Co-President of the Serbia-NATO Defence Reform Group; member of the Foundation Board of WADA, Minister of Youth and Sports (2007-2012) and President of the Fund for Young Talents.

discussant discussant
El Hairy

Sarah EL HAÏRY

Minister of State for Youth and Engagement, attached to the Minister of National Education, Youth and Sport

France

general rapporteurs general rapporteurs
DIEDRO Sarah 2021

Sarah DIEDRO JORDÃO

Communications Strategist

Sarah Diedro Jordão is a Communications Strategist, a Social Justice activist, a Podcast producer and an educational workshop creator. She's a former UN Women Youth Ambassador and recently served as an advisor to the North-South Center of the Council of Europe on Intersectionality & inclusive policy-making. Throughout this year’s edition, Sarah was one of the official moderator for the World Forum for Democracy of the Council of Europe where she interviewed young climate activists, researchers and experts about the various aspects of the climate-related topics in relation with democracy.

KARR Timothy

Timothy KARR

Senior Director of Strategy and Communications, Free Press

Tim builds on the organization’s grassroots and policy work to promote universal access to open networks, defend acts of journalism and protect free speech everywhere. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as the vice president of business development for Globalvision New Media and the executive director of MediaChannel. He worked throughout Southeast Asia as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, The New York Times, Time, Inc., and Australia Consolidated Press. His criticism, analysis and reporting on the media and media policy have been featured in USA Today, The Guardian, Time, MSNBC, The Chicago Tribune, HuffPost, The Japan Times, The Jakarta Post, Al Ahram and dozens of other publications worldwide.