Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, and Marlène Schiappa, French Minister of State for Gender Equality will speak at the World Forum for Democracy 2018

Pedro Sánchez is the Prime Minister of Spain since June 2018 and the Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. Pedro Sánchez has appointed 11 women and six men to his cabinet, saying his new government is “unmistakably committed to equality” and intends to reflect recent changes...

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Satellite Events - Open call for expressions of interest

Deadline: 15 September 2018

The Council of Europe is seeking partners for the organisation of “satellite events” to reach out to a wider range of contributors and enrich the debate of the Forum. This offer is addressed in particular to universities renowned in the sphere of political studies and international relations,...

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Gender Equality, topic of the World Forum for Democracy 2018

17 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

The World Forum for Democracy 2018 will be dedicated to gender equality and women’s rights. We will focus in particular on women’s public, political and economic participation and on combating violence against women in the wake of #MeToo. The Forum will take place in Strasbourg from 19 to 21...

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Call for initiatives closed: Thank you for your participation!

Deadline: 30 May 2018 (23:59 CEST) CLOSED

The labs, which are the heart of the World Forum for Democracy, will this year focus on issues to resolve specific problems with regards to inequalities between women and men thanks to the critical analysis of tested initiatives. The World Forum for Democracy will take place on 19-21 November in...

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Public spaces and participation: "Le Agorà di Messina" by "the Democratic Society"

8 May 2018 Messina, Italy

On Tuesday 8th May the Mayor of Messina City, Renato Accorinti, and the President of "The Democratic Society" (Demsoc) Anthony Zacharzewski, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the formal start of the project "Le Agora di Messina". The aim is to develop a programme of interconnected...

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World Forum for Democracy 2018: 19-21 November 2018

The World Forum for Democracy 2018 will take place in Strasbourg from 19 to 21 November 2018. The online registration will open in June 2018. The participation in this event is free of charge Please not that all visa requests, travel and accommodation are under your own responsibility and at your...

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From Fake to Fact: video available

The video of the WFD panel discussion "From Fake to Fact" co-organised by DANDELION and the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders” at the University of Frankfurt is now available on YouTube. In the face of proliferation of fake news via social media, and the spread and “normalisation” of...

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The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award goes to Russian investigative newspaper The Insider

10 November 2017, 10.00-12.30 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 initiative The Insider. The Insider is an investigative newspaper that seeks to provide its readers with information about the current...

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Is Populism a Problem ?

World Forum for Democracy 2017

8-10 November 2017 Strasbourg, France

A growing disconnect between citizens and political elites and dramatic changes in the media ecosystem are a challenge for democracy as we know it. At the same time, new political and media actors and practices are emerging, offering new opportunities for members of the public to participate in...

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