Strasbourg hosts The Council of Europe forum about democratic participation

“Re-wiring democracy - connecting institutions and citizens in the digital age” - this is the theme of a second World Forum for Democracy which will be organised by The Council of Europe and held in Strasbourg from 27-29 November 2013.

Political leaders, experts, journalists, youth and civil society representatives from all over the world are invited to discuss and learn about practical new measures to boost citizen participation in democratic life.

It will look at how social media and social networks enable individuals to exchange and interact with politicians and activists outside institutional systems and will also look into the opportunities, and risks, of a number of participatory initiatives. More information including full programme can be find on The Council of Europe website.

If you are interested in participating please use this registration form before the end of September and choose to which category you belong. NGO’s go for “spontaneous applications for participation”. Also when completing the details concerning your “organisation, company”, please type the word “NGO” before putting the name of your NGO.

The Civil Society Division is able to cover the travel and hotel costs for a small number of NGO representatives. Selected applicants will be soon informed.