World Forum for Democracy call for lab submissions

30 Apr

The World Forum for Democracy is calling for lab submissions for Education and Democracy: how to bridge the social divides at the World Forum Task Force at Strasbourg, 7-9 November 2016.

The World Forum for Democracy is a platform for dialogue and innovation dedicated to democracy which promotes the Council of Europe principles across the world. A unique event of its kind, it deals with challenges facing democracy taking as a starting point innovative initiatives and practice, and fostering debate between different actors in order to find solutions. The Forum highlights and encourages democratic innovation to strengthen the foundations of democratic societies. A democratic exercise in itself, the Forum aims at giving the people – demos – their rightful place in political decision-making. It thus contributes to the evolution of democracy towards more participatory and inclusive structures and institutions.

Interested organisations/institutions worldwide are invited to express their interest in presenting an example/initiative to make education more democracy-centred or to revitalise democracy through education, by answering this questionnaire and sending it to forum_democracy@coe.int by 15 May 2016. The World Forum Task Force will select the most interesting and relevant proposals in June 2016.

One presenter for the selected initiatives will be invited to Strasbourg to take part in the World Forum. Funded places are available. Any public or private organisation is eligible to apply.

For further information about the World Forum for Democracy 2016, please visit the following websites:
www.world-forum-democracy.org
www.facebook.com/wfdemocracy
@WFDemocracy

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