10 November 2017, 10.30-12.30 - Council of Europe Hemicycle

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

The Award is an original work of the artist Ilana Isehayek.

Ilana Isehayek began her career as an artist in Canada before settling in France twenty years ago. Her origins and path appear in her work through the attention it pays to the matters of roots, travel, and cultures. One of her major concerns is to create links between past and present, history and experience, defining the role of the public in the work, the appearance or physical approach of the place. In paintings, sculptures or installations, she develops a very personal language.

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The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award goes to German initiative in favour of higher education for refugees

9 November 2016 Strasbourg, France

Today, at the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe announced that the winner of its Democracy Innovation Award was the German initiative Kiron which gives refugees access to higher education worldwide. Kiron is a German social start-up founded in 2015 which...

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The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award goes to the Swedish initiative More than One Story – a card game to promote integration and inclusion

20 November 2015 Strasbourg

Today, at the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe announced that the winner of its Democracy Innovation Award was the Swedish initiative More Than One Story. More Than One Story is a powerful card game building bridges between people of all ages, backgrounds...

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The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award goes to Turkish initiative “Generation Democracy”

5 November 2014 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe today, during the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy, awarded its Democracy Innovation Award to Generation Democracy. The prize is a reward for efforts to get citizens more involved in public life and the democratic process. The aim of Generation Democracy is...

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Democracy Innovation Award goes to "Women of Uganda Network"

29 November 2013 Strasbourg

Today at the closing of the World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe gave its Democracy Innovation award to the "Women of Uganda Network" (WOUGNET). This prize recognizes efforts taken to involve citizens more in public life and in the democratic process. Chosen by the participants who...

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