Applications are open for the Fully Funded World Forum for Democracy 2019.
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:
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. Twenty-five years ago, most of our information came from printed publications, television, and radio. Today, these are complemented, rivaled and often eclipsed by websites, blogs, and social media. A plethora of new sources – including millions of individuals – has joined the well-known outlets, that spread the news with the click of a share button.
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.
The host of the fully funded World Forum for Democracy will cover the participants’ travel expenses as well as accommodation and food expenses for the duration of the forum.
Candidates may apply for youth delegation in the World Forum for Democracy 2019 in 2 parts:
Young Delegates may apply for the Fully Funded World Youth Forum for Democracy online before Friday 12 July 2019 CET 13:00 (1 pm).