World Forum for Democracy 2019

Strasbourg, 6-8 November 2019

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The World Forum for Democracy 2019 is this year responding to the role of information in democracy. Information is changing. The volume, the content, the platforms: each of these has evolved beyond recognition in a short period of time. This evolution continues. Twenty-five years ago, most of our information came from print publications, television and radio. Today, these are complemented, rivalled and often eclipsed by websites, blogs and social media. Well-known outlets have been joined by a plethora of new sources – including millions of individuals – that spread news with the click of a share button.

The Forum, which will take place in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 November 2019, will be dedicated to information and democracy. For the 8th edition of the Forum, the Council of Europe will welcome speakers from all continents, including activists, decision- makers as well as more than 500 participants from the Schools of Political Studies.