Programme of the 2015 Forum
As the continent's democracy standard-setter, the Council of Europe, with the support of the European Union, the French government, the Region Alsace and the city of Strasbourg, is organising the 2015 World Forum "Freedom vs control: for a democratic response?", to hear organisations and experts from the world over, on the imperatives of its new democracy agenda.
18 November 2015
Plenary session 1: Surveillance– what is the right dose?
Plenary session 2: Lifting the veil of fear – building trust and resilience in diverse societies
19 November 2015
Plenary session 3: Media responsibility in the “age of terror”
Lab 1 to 19
Dialogue with international leaders on freedom vs control
20 November 2015
Democracy Innovation Hackathon
Plenary session 4: The democratic response – theme reports and a debate with panelists
Closing session and Democracy Innovation Award
Various events and debates will be organised by the Alsace region and the city of Strasbourg.
Ensuring security and bringing surveillance under control
Liberating society from fear and nurturing the desire for freedom
Freedom of information in the “age of terror”
Protection of journalists and freedom of information
Framing freedom of expression? Between media regulation and the protection of personal data
Civic Action for Media Freedom
Who is controlling the internet? Toward a transnational model of democratic accountability