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

Opening
Plenary session 1: Surveillance– what is the right dose?
Plenary session 2: Lifting the veil of fear – building trust and resilience in diverse societies

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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

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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

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FRINGE Programme

Various events and debates will be organised by the Alsace region and the city of Strasbourg.

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Art events

List of art events taking place during the Forum

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Programme PDF

PDF format of the 2015 Forum programme

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