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WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY 2017: IS POPULISM A PROBLEM?

Deadline to apply: 11 July 2017, 13:00 CET.

The Council of Europe is inviting youth representatives to the 2017 edition of the World Forum for Democracy (WFD) organized between 8-10 November 2017 in Strasbourg, France.

Under the theme: “Is Populism a Problem?” the sixth edition of the Forum will engage with young people, decision-makers and opinion-formers to review novel initiatives and approaches which can enhance democratic practices and help parties and media, but also other political actors, to re-connect to citizens, make informed choices and function optimally in 21st century democracy.

Young participants, from 16 to 30 years old, residents in Europe, actively involved in civil society democracy initiatives, available to participate fully in the World Forum for Democracy and the preparation process beforehand.

Participants will have to:

– submit the application form;

– post a short 1-minute video on the subject: “What does populism mean to you?” on YouTube, with the link attached to the online application form.

Selected participants will be invited to join a Youth Training from 6 to 7 November 2017, to learn about the Council of Europe and it’s work with youth, to get to know each other, to develop their ideas, plan their actions and work together with the guidance of an international team of trainers.

The common working language of the event will be English.

Travel expenses and visa costs will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe.

Only the participants who attend the entire event (pre-Forum meeting and World Forum) can be reimbursed.

Board and lodging are provided and paid for by the Council of Europe (arrival on Sunday 5th November and departure on Saturday 11th November).

For more information and inscription : http://bit.ly/2tsLnJv  and http://www.coe.int/en/web/ingo/-/world-forum-for-democracy-2017-is-populism-a-problem-