World Forum for Democracy 2013

by gregorp on 03/04/2014

Dear participant of the World Forum for Democracy 2013,

The final report as well as the official video of the World Forum for Democracy 2013 are now available on our website.

With great pleasure we would also like to draw your attention to the World Forum for Democracy 2014 with the title “From participation to influence: can youth revitalise democracy?“. The third edition of the World Forum for Democracy, to take place on 3‐5 November 2014, will address the challenge of re‐building young people’s trust in democracy and re‐shaping institutions to give youth real influence on decision‐making in all social arenas.

The obstacles to meaningful youth participation are complex and dependent on national context ‐ from a growing demographic unbalance and inter‐generational values gap, to paternalistic and oligarchic systems where formal political structures are unwilling to share power and respond to the aspirations of youth for democratic renewal. The alienation of young people deprives society of their energy and optimism. It leads to political choices which lack a long‐term perspective, an equitable intergenerational distribution to resources, and impetus for change.

However, there are also political parties, businesses, media organisations, schools, local authorities, NGOs etc. which make a genuine effort to involve young people in a meaningful way in decision‐making. The World Forum for Democracy will highlight such examples and stimulate a dialogue between them in order to create a momentum for a wider take up and structural change towards a democracy where young people have a real say. The initiatives will be critically discussed at the Forum Labs.

Organisations and movements worldwide are invited to express their interest in presenting an example/initiative enabling youth participation by answering the questionnaire and sending it to forum_democracy@coe.int by 30 April 2014.

Further information on the World Forum for Democracy 2014 can be found on our website: www.world-forum-democracy.org. You are also kindly invited to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards,

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Join the Moveurope campaign in your city

by gregorp on 27/03/2014

The JEF Europe bus will go through 10 cities in Europe – we will stop in Brussels, Maastricht, Münster, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Zagreb, Milano, Barcelona and Strasbourg between the 29th of April and the 20th of March!

jefeurope Join the Moveurope campaign in your city

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If you want to participate in JEF’s MovEurope Forward Campaign, get in touch with our project coordinator at !

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