The labs are the heart of the World Forum for Democracy. They allow participants to learn about ground-breaking initiatives that offer responses to specific issues based on an analysis of their real impact and replicability.

Organisations/institutions worldwide are invited to express their interest in presenting an initiative aimed at changing the way people receive and process information.

For this year’s Forum, the initiatives must 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 initiatives will be presented in short speeches of ten minutes and critically assessed by multidisciplinary panels and participants in the labs. The key conclusions and lessons learnt from the labs will be discussed in a summing up session to prepare the overall conclusions of the Forum. The Forum participants will vote to choose the winner of the Democracy Innovation Award among the presented initiatives.

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