10 November 2021 - 12.00-13.00 / Council of Europe Hemicycle

Interpretation: FR/EN/RU

Democracy Innovation Award and Closing Ceremony

World Forum for Democracy 2021: Plenary 4, 5 and closing session

Full screen: ENFR / ORIGINAL

Palais de l'Europe, Hemicycle 10 November 2021 - 9.00 -13.00
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GERLACH Annette 2021


Journalist and TV host at Arte


Annette Gerlach is a German TV host and journalist of the Franco-German television channel Arte. She presents the programs in German as well as in French.



European journalist

Alex Taylor is a European journalist. He has produced and presented TV and radio programmes for 30 years, mainly on French TV and radio (France Télévisions, France Inter), but also for international broadcasters (Euronews, TV5 Monde, ARTE, BBC). He was Programme Director for Radio France Internationale in charge of implementing the current 24 hours news format. Parallel to journalism, he has hosted some 1 500 international conferences on a wide variety of topics, especially environmental issues. He has also written a best seller on his passion, languages, of which he speaks (more or less) 7. He also once worked as a camel trainer in a circus.

Democracy Award

The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award is given each year to the World Forum for the most popular democracy initiative presented in the Labs, voted upon by the Forum participants.

Presentation of the Democracy Innovation Award and Closing Address by



Secretary General of the Council of Europe

closing performance - Photos © Pascal Bastien

at 13.00

Closing Performance by Dubioza Kolektiv