Over 550 School participants attended the World Forum for Democracy 2014

From participation to influence: can youth revitalise democracy?
Strasbourg, 3-5 November 2014

The 3rd edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy engaged with young people and with decision-makers and opinion-formers in a reflection on the patterns of youth exclusion and involvement. It could explore new ways of engaging the youngsters in re-visioning the democratic arenas of today. As every year, the Network of Schools of Political Studies actively participated in the Forum’s discussions, shared ideas and experiences with other Forum participants and planned future co-operations. For the first time, intakes from the two new Schools in Turkey and Greece could join the event, as well as representatives of Kirghizstan and Cyprus civil society as a first step towards Network’s expansion to these regions. In addition to the main programme, special side events for School participants included visits to the European Court of Human Rights, bilateral meetings, thematic and professional workshops and a diploma ceremony.

Wath the video message by School alumni to Forum participants:

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