Applications are open for the Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy 2019 – Youth Delegation. The World Forum for Democracy is a unique platform for political decision-makers and activists to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide
By identifying and analyzing experimental initiatives and practices, the Forum highlights and encourages democracy innovations at the grassroots and their transfer on a systemic level in order to strengthen the foundations of democratic societies. The Forum thus contributes to the evolution of democracy towards more participatory and inclusive structures and institutions.
“Democracy and information” is the theme of the World Forum for Democracy in 2019 with two main threads:
Moreover, Information is changing. The volume, the content, the platforms: each of these has evolved beyond recognition in a short period of time. This evolution continues. Further, Twenty-five years ago, most of our information came from printed publications, television, and radio.
In addition, The questions we must address in 2019 are to what extent the information is reliable, whether this helps or hinders citizens in taking part in democratic processes, also, what lessons we should learn for ensuring the free flow of information in the future. Further, The core content of the Forum will consist of discussions about successful initiatives and actions, which have real-life initiatives as a starting point.
In this context, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe will invite 50-60 young people to participate and engage with decision makers and opinion-formers in a reflection on the question of Democracy and Information.
|Type of Opportunity||Conferences|
|Event Date||06 November,2019 to 08 November,2019|
|Open to||All Nationalities|
|Organizer||Council of Europe|