Labs at the World Forum for Democracy 2018: Call for initiatives

Deadline: 15 May 2018

The labs, which are the heart of the World Forum for Democracy, will focus at this year’s World Forum for Democracy (19-21 November 2018) on issues to resolve specific problems with regards to inequalities between women and men thanks to the critical analysis of tested initiatives. The Council of...

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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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Stéphane Dion: "We need to respond to the insecurities that make people more receptive to populist muses"

8 November 2017 Strasbourg, France

"We need to respond to the insecurities, both cultural and economic, that make people more receptive to populist muses." said Stéphane Dion, Ambassador of Canada to Germany and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to the European Union and Europe, at the Plenary Session of the World Forum for...

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Livestreaming of Storytelling - room 1

9 November 2017 - 16.45-18.00 Strasbourg, France

Storytelling can be defined as the conveying of events in words, sound or images. The “storytellers” speak about personal events in their life, related to a given topic. Storytelling is a means for sharing and interpreting experiences. Stories are universal in that they can bridge cultural,...

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World Forum for Democracy: Programme of the 2nd day

9 November 2017 Strasbourg, France

Today, the Forum is beginning with Lighting talks and Panels. Then 13 labs, addressing the challenges to be faced in different forms and presenting certain initiatives already in place, will help to bring a democratic response to the problems discussed throughout the Forum. To note : Design...

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Design Session: L'Ososphère introduces

9 November 2017 Strasbourg, France'

A workshop initiated by L'Ososphère to build a urban and radio programme questionning the processes of democracy in times of populism. In collaboration with Radio en construction and the World Forum for Democracy, the art compagny Des châteaux en l'air and the Conversons group, formed by...

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Call for lab submissions

Deadline: 15 May 2018