CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – World Forum for Democracy 2020 – Youth Delegation

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World Forum for Democracy

Save the date for the 9th edition of the World Forum for Democracy that will be dedicated to environmental challenges and democracy and will take place between 16-18 November

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 analysing 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. 

The 2020 World Forum for Democracy will debate the issues and generate new ideas for tackling the environmental crisis we face today. 

The theme of the 2020 edition of the World Forum for Democracy is “Can Democracy Save the Environment?”. Our societies have been tested by an extreme and unexpected global challenge in 2020, but while an essential battle is fought against the Covid-19 pandemic, humanity’s greatest existential threat looms ever larger. Environmental damage and climate change have not gone away. The poisoning of our land and pollution in our air and water is still killing plants, animals and humans alike. Rising temperatures and sea levels are on course to render lands uninhabitable and force people to leave their homes and seek new lives. The time to act is now! 

The core content of the Forum will consist of discussions about successful initiatives and actions, which have real-life initiatives as a starting point. General guiding principles will then be drawn to encourage and support future policy responses and field action. In this context, the Youth Department 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.

Application

All candidates must apply in 2 parts:

  1. An online application form 
  2. A short 1 minute video should be posted on YouTube, with the link attached to the online application form.

 The applications be submitted on-line before 28 July 2020 CET 13:00 (1 p.m.)

For the application form and more information check HERE.

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