What are the forces shaping democratic societies in the future? Will the emerging voices of the Arab Spring bring about lasting stability? And can they be a source of inspiration for reforms in established Western democracies?
The Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy brings together reformers and global leaders to identify democratic responses to the economic, social and political challenges which affect our societies today. By confronting conventional concepts with new realities the Forum will gauge how democracies can satisfy the expectations of citizens and adapt to their different values and traditions.
Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General
Web site World Forum for Democracy
Programme World Forum for Democracy
Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October
Monday 8 October
Tuesday 9 October
Wednesday 10 October
Thursday 11 October