Strasbourg-World forum for Democracy( EYF) 30.10-06.11.2014

217 young people from 100 countries came to Strasbourg with the support of the EYF and the Conference of INGOs to take part in the 3rd World Forum for Democracy, “From participation to influence: can youth revitalize democracy?” (from 30 October to 6 November). From «Serund Pan-Armenian Youth Center» participated the President of organization Tigran Shadunts.

The Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy is an annual gathering of leaders, opinion-makers, civil society activists, representatives of business, academia, media and professional groups to debate key challenges for democracies worldwide.

The insights gathered during the World Forum meetings inform the work of the Council of Europe and its numerous partners in the field of democracy and democratic governance.

Participants had two and a half intensive days of preparation at the European Youth Center, filled with creative workshops, discussions and simulations. A global action was started: Shaking democracy.

During the World Forum itself, participants were involved in discussions in 21 labs on 4 focus themes: Influencing minds, Influencing Decision-making, Influencing policies, Influencing institutions. They took part in 6 unconferences, which were participant-driven workshops with an agenda created by the attendees on an online platform before the meeting (1 unconference was initiated by the Council of Europe’s youth sector on co-management).

Participants presented 4 different prototypes of an ideal democracy to all participants, politicians, media, activists etc.

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