Call for initiatives closed: Thank you for your participation!

The World Forum for Democracy call for expression of interests in presenting innovative initiatives aiming at solving environmental problems and enhancing democracy is closed as of 7 July at midnight. Thank you for your interests and the applications. The outcome of the selection process will...

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SAVE THE DATE ! World Forum for Democracy: “Can Democracy Save the Environment?”, Strasbourg, 16-18 November 2020

27 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

Save the date for the 9th edition of the World Forum for Democracy that will be dedicated to environmental challenges and democracy and will take place between 16-18 November. Our societies have been tested by an extreme and unexpected global challenge in 2020, but while an essential battle is...

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Conclusions of the World Forum for Democracy 2019

22 January 2020 Strasbourg, France

Last November saw the 8th edition of the World Forum for Democracy. Dedicated to information and democracy, this edition of the event was an opportunity to bring together decision-makers, campaigners and world citizens in order to debate the relationship between information and democracy, and to...

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“Follow The Money” Initiative in Nigeria wins Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award

8 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

At today’s closing session of the 2019 World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe announced that the winner of its Democracy Innovation Award was the initiative “Follow The Money”, a network of grassroots citizens in Nigeria dedicated to tracking government and international aid spending....

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Session sounbites: Reporting from the Forum

8 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe: "No hatespeech has been organised because of the same question that World Forum is dealing with. It is one of the best examples of dealing with information and democracy." Manuel Aarriaga, Professor, New York...

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Session soundbites: a multilateral response

8 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

Christophe Deloire, Secretary general of Reporters Without Borders: "There are democratic guarantees that keep the #democracy afloat. In the #digital space, these guarantees have gone out of the window. How can we adapt?" Harlem Desir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media: "There has been...

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Call for initiatives 2020 (Closed)