9 November 2022 - 10.30-12.00 / Council of Europe Hemicycle

Interpretation: FR/EN

World Forum for Democracy 2022 - Plenary Session 4, 5 and Closing session

Full screen: ENFR / ORIGINAL

Palais de l'Europe, Hemicycle 9 November 2022 - 9.00-13.30
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Bureau member of the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth


Nedeljka is a journalist by formal education, a youth worker by non-formal education, and she is an activist in her heart. Since 2010, Nedeljka has been active in the field of non-formal education. Since 2018, Nedeljka has been working for the National association of youth workers (NAPOR) where she has participated in the creation of youth policy from national to international levels. In addition to sitting on the bureau of the Advisory Council on Youth, she is member of the association "I want to go to theatre" which promotes theatre amongst young people.

RUOTANEN Marja 2022


Director General of Democracy and Human Dignity, Council of Europe

General Rapporteur


Deputy Director of the Centre for the Future of Democracy, University of Cambridge, and Research Associate at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

United Kingdom



CoE Youth Delegation Rapporteur, Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID)


Empowering citizens with tools and skills for simplifying budgetary knowledge has always been my dream. When everyone is able to speak freely, move freely, interact with the legislature/executive/judiciary freely, when there is absolute freedom of the press, that is a true democracy. As a media development expert and social accountability advocate in Nigeria, I have been able to build the capacity of college students on budgetary and public procurement monitoring in Nigeria, through a platform known as UDEME where we have successfully tracked over 4500 projects across 1200 communities with over 2000 reports published across various media platforms. This has led to the completion of many abandoned projects in rural communities. I believe that NOW is the time for young people to GET INVOLVED.



Senior Adviser in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees

San Marino

Sylvie Bollini is Senior Adviser in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees. As an expert in children’s rights, she has been in charge of inter-country adoptions, child abduction and fight against child sexual violence and abuse at national level for 10 years, and served as Programme Adviser at the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Division. She was expert to the Lanzarote Committee and the ad hoc Committee against violence against women and domestic violence and actively participated in the drafting of the Istanbul Convention and its implementation at national level. She is author of some publications including a research on women activists in favour of polygamy in Senegal.