Organisations worldwide are invited to express their interest in presenting either an example/initiative or an idea to respond to security threats in a way that preserves the basic principles of democracy such as freedom of expression, public deliberation, and the privacy of citizens, by answering the questionnaire and sending it to [email protected] by 15 May 2015. The World Forum Task Force will select the most interesting and relevant proposals in June 2015.
For the first time, the Forum will not only showcase already existing initiatives, but also innovative, untested ideas to maintain and develop democracy’s basic principles in times of increasing security threats.
The fourth edition of the World Forum for Democracy, to take place on 18-20 November 2015, will focus on the challenges democracies face in addressing security risks without jeopardising freedom and democratic stability.
Initiatives and ideas to be presented and assessed at the forum will roughly fall under the four key categories:
- How much control kills democracy?
- Freedom from fear in a diverse society?
- Is learning of democratic culture adequate today?
- Is freedom of expression and information a reality?
One presenter for the selected initiatives/ideas will be invited to Strasbourg to take part in the World Forum. A number of funded places is available. Any public or private organisation is eligible to apply.