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Intercultural Dialogue, a basic pillar in democratic societies
by Antonio Palazuelos
EN - States often accommodate several cultures, peoples, nations, religions, ethnicities or commu... more
 
In order to be consolidated, a democracy needs to be inclusive and involve all communities living... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
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I do agree. Dialogue between communities and peoples is a must for democracy. Every single person... more
by Laurence Denis
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Thanks Laurence, Indeed countries that have managed to integrate diversity and different communit... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
2
 
In African countries this is very meaningful, as we have many ethnic groups that need to live tog... more
by John Dantso
3
 
Democracy must be presented as an element that rasemble all cultutre and religion of all communaté.
by Ibrahima DIALLO
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Sure, John Dantso. This is crucial in Africa to consolidate democratic societies and promote soci... more
by Antonio
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Thank you Ibrahima Diallo. I fully agree that a real democracy must represent all religions and c... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
2
 
La gestion de la diversité et le dialogue interculturel sont vraiment important pour notre démocr... more
by Ruth Varela
3
 
We need more inclusive democratic systems in Africa, and the youth can play a key role in becomin... more
by John Dantso
4
 
Oui Ruth, bien sure! Il y a besoin que les gouvernements promouvant la tolerance et l'integration... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
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@John Dantso, yes and fully agree, the youth is a key player for the change. They are the catalyz... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
2
 
Young people and youth organizations are an important actor in a democratic society. I like the t... more
by Dara Benoliel
1
 
Esos valores son fundamentales para la consolidación de las democracias en el mundo. En Latinoamé... more
by Rito Brito
1
 
@Dara: Youth is the main actor in our project, as leaders in the promotion of the intercultural u... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
 
@Rito Brito: Estamos totalmente de acuerdo. La juventud es el gran catalizador del cambio social ... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
1
 
Its very important we look at the issue this topic is trying to bring up. It might sound a little... more
by William Turckson
3
 
Thanks William Turckson for the comment. I fully agree with you and I hope governments will mains... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
 
The proposed methodology for the open discussion of this topic will be based on the principles of... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
1
 
Democracy can not be imported or imposed prefabricated model, it is a choice to "live together". ... more
by valery giscard Demba
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Fatma Younis, Lorraine Arama, Thérèse Gueebah and 197 more

Illiberal democracy: Is there any place for it?
by Varvara Malevskaya
Nowadays around 120 of all the states in the world call themselves democratic. Even though they a... more
 
Good topic! This one includes many of the others presented here at the platform! This can be abou... more
by Mob Dan
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Thank you, Mob, I totally agree. And it is important to take into consideration all of these diff... more
by Varvara Malevskaya
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This is a perfect topic for the Forum! Not many people know the concept of the illiberal democrac... more
by Ibrahima Lablan
4
 
I think that this topic can embrace also the democracies that, like in Italy, always find a way t... more
by Paolo Caleffi
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My previous comment is obviously a "plus", the I pressed the wrong button
by Paolo Caleffi
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Thank you, Ibrahima and Paolo! I would be happy to discuss these things at the Forum if I will be... more
by Varvara Malevskaya
 
Interesting topic for the forum. Good luck Varya!
by Ayse Sogutlugil T.
1
 
Very interesting!!
by Nadia
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Actual and interesting! I'd suggest you develop some "hipothetical" tools by which real democracy... more
by Giulia Ledda
1
 
Giulia, a very good suggestion, thank you!
by Varvara Malevskaya
 
The topic about illiberal democracies has timely come. It's hot and painful theme for many countr... more
by Natalia Tsvetkova
1
 
Go for it! Interesting...
by Simone Cappini
1
 
This is a very actual topic! In countries like mine we never hear about that, even though this is... more
by Muhammad Adam
 
Actual and interesting topic!
by Milorad Petreski
 
This is really good! It is also very much relevant to what is happening in Hong Kong right now. F... more
by Nika Kobalia
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I find it a very relevant and interesting topic, cast my vote for it.
by Alena Shuba
 
Good question, here's your answer, guys: No. There isn't. And legitimizing these regimes by actua... more
by N
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Its an interesting topic but I do think we´re trying too hard to put democracy into everything...... more
by Tola
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Dear N and Tola, I do totally agree with you both. I would be really happy to discuss it with you... more
by Varvara Malevskaya
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It's a good topic for discussion and we should a nice time discussing about it
by Ojeniyi Adetola
1
 
This topic is interesting and actual! I think it will help us to understand our main theme better.
by Barysheva Kateryna
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I agree with this topic, well done!
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It's really an up-to-date issue, it is such a nice idea to discuss how to react on problems like ... more
by Maria Vandlik
1
 
Liberal Democracy is the public-political arrangement form of the legal state based on the repres... more
by Tatia Uberi
 
This is an up to date topic .. and i think it is so important as young people to do our own refle... more
by EMNA
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Eleri Kirkpatrick, umbar nakatan, Murat Kotov and 189 more

Young citizens: unlocking the freedom versus security debate
by Luis Botifoll
The age-old question of how much freedom we should give up in order to be kept safe has been reki... more
 
The ongoing Snowden affair has demonstrated how fragiile freedom in public space is - even in Wes... more
by Georgios
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In my opinion there is a big gab between those few young citizens who are strongly engaged and in... more
by Frank
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I think that people--young and older-- are unaware of the risks of private information being shar... more
by Caroline
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A World Forum for Democracy would do well to focus on this topic. Firstly, because the Internet a... more
by Martin
2
 
Great topic, let's people dicuss and decide informedly about what masterpieces like 1984 and Grea... more
by Gorka
2
 
This is an extremely important political issue! For all citizens but particularly for us young pe... more
by Antonia
2
 
Very good idea. Actual and interesting topic. We need to study.
by Aingeru Usoz
2
 
This matters. Good idea.
by Simon
1
 
It's essential to discuss how we can ensure the protection of all human rights - and balance them... more
by Matthias
 
It is an excellent topic but we should not limit our discussions to the (misuse) of digital data ... more
by Jean
1
 
I specifically like this topic because it's very recent and has had a lot of coverage lately in t... more
by Shayma
1
 
Fascinating topic, for present and future citizens in world democracies!
by Cathy
 
Very topical issue - should this result for the future genarations into a compromise in the freed... more
by Julian
 
Young people from other parts of the world can`t even imagine about that freedom of expression in... more
by Kaiti
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Karolina, peter, Nadeszda Gavrilova and 134 more

Freedom of expression 'the most precious human right' is it threatened?
by Ibrahima Diallo
Freedom of expression is a right granted to individuals to express their opinions and to receive ... more
 
Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international association that is dedicated to monitor the st... more
by Alphadjo BAH
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Alphadjo thank you, according to you what to do so that freedom of expression is respected by all... more
by Ibrahima DIALLO
 
freedom of expression is the key of democracy. the ONG has to work hard to put the pression on th... more
by Alphadjo BAH
 
freedom of expression is under threat in Syria, Ukraine, Africa and the Arab countries etc ... al... more
by sara sacko
 
In Georgia, the freedom of expression is guaranteed by the Constitution of August 24.1995, which... more
by Tatia Uberi
 
all countries must decriminalized press offenses.
by Amadou Tidaine Bah
 
the decriminalization of press offenses is a guarantee for freedom of expression
by AlphaAmdou DIALLO
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Freedom of expression is a the guaranteed participation of everyone in democracy
by Ibrahima DIALLO
1
 
yes
by Alphadjo BAH
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Mame, Mara Sayon, Zouwana and 132 more

Is possible non-formal education to empower democracy?
by Kalliopi Manoudi
Did you experienced NFE? How you were benefited from it? Do you think is important in personal de... more
 
For those who work with youth on civic education, we understand how important is N.F.E. to promot... more
by John Dantso
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By NFE someone can get the most for their education
by Stelios Kympouropoulos
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NFE helped me to broaden my horizons
by Patricia
2
 
I wish to experience one more NFE in this conference
by Fillipos
3
 
Seems really cool, just waiting meet NFE.
by Dolly S.
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Yes. Really interesting.
by Andrea
115

Kyriakos, lin yo song, robin and 112 more

Democracy after dictatorship, a dream facing reality!
by Nadia Ali
After the Arab spring, Arab countries found themselves drowning from the various secretions of th... more
 
It's true that many countries struggled to adapt to democracy since the wave of revolutions that ... more
by amine charfi
 
I can't present a solid argument because I didn't live the experience of a revolution but I guess... more
by Mark Palmer
 
I think this is one of the most important things that we should discuss during this forum. After ... more
by Firas Torkhani
 
Thank you Amine, Mark and Firas, indeed the Arab world and specifically my country is living in t... more
by Nadia Ali
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this is one great issue to talk about, i believe that this question is very important, but some c... more
by Gelbert Beranger
 
I am From Egypt and i think since our government and administartions are still under the reign of... more
by Sarra Abid
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i agree that if the peole are not trusting their government, either supression or turmoil will ta... more
by John Komaks
 
In my opinion it is not only the administartion and the government. our kids are being taught by ... more
by Maram Jmila
 
I think this is one of the most important topics especially with all of the events happening in L... more
by Wassim
 
I'm totally with the discussion of this topic because I believe the Tunisian revolution can be a ... more
by Gharbi
 
Tunisia is on the verge of replacing the amazing technocrats government by an elected purely poli... more
by Gr
 
Building a democracy is a complex process that takes time, especially after decades of tyranny. A... more
by Nada M.
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Dali, Madelaine, Houssem and 109 more

Youth Wisdom Councils
by Andrea Gewessler
Youth Wisdom Councils (YWC) are a way of engaging young people in conversations that matter to th... more
 
Pro This new process elicits easily the collective intelligence of a group with diverse perspect... more
by Martin Rausch
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This is a great method that will empower young people to start to think and engage with others as... more
by Andy Paice
2
 
The very first Youth Wisdom Council was in 1994. The process has been growing internationally as ... more
by Jean Rough
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I feel that starting the process with young people is the right way to go,they will be steeped in... more
by Kamil
 
This is also a model for how democracy can work on a national and global scale.
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Pro, this is an empowering magic process to give every participant a voice. Young people learn t... more
by Veerle De Bock
 
A good model to involve young people in democratic processes and to support the trust in the powe... more
by Gerhard Bisovsky
2
 
I also believe that this idea can prospered
by Ibrahima DIALLO
 
Youth is the future. Therefore it's so important to find ways to engage them in political issues.... more
by Manfred Hellrigl
1
 
Strengthening young people and their communities by empowering them to exercise their democratic ... more
by Eilidh
 
A truly open means to honour the contributions of all, and for those present to deeply understand... more
by Kirsti Norris
1
 
really good idea, which involves several youth for the discussion of actual issues.
 
The Universal Consciousness speaks through all of us, therefore, everyone's voice counts. We nev... more
by Dan F.
 
The Universal Consciousness speaks through all of us, therefore, everyone's voice counts. We nev... more
by Dan F.
 
I think there needs to be more forums for young people to share, cultivate and experience- go for it
by Cchopyak
 
To the individual it brings understanding, insights personal growth. To the world it delivers bre... more
by AJN
 
The fate of our world is in the hands of our children, give them a voice.
by Matthew
1
 
Great idea, great concept!
by Ilona
2
 
Youth Wisdom Council offers youth a way to tap into their innate wisdom and share it with their p... more
by Jan
1
 
We just did a DF seminar - it was so much fun! Students will love Wisdom Councils. Ruth Backstrom
 
Once this becomes more well-known among young people it will be seen as a necessity.
by William Gazecki
 
Adds huge integrity for young people. Have high expectations, don't limit what they are capable o... more
by Henry Liebling
2
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Theresa, Elisabeth, laurence bertin and 102 more

Make the society an essential common good : Manifesto for territorial societal co-responsibility and contribution to sustainable development raised consistently to what is at "the stake"
by Sebastien KEIFF
It was 22 years ago. On the 4th of June 1992, 182 States and more than a thousand NGOs took part ... more
 
Coresponsability is the only way to merge bottom-up and top-down approach ... the only way to bui... more
by Sonja
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I'll be glad to discuss about the link you make between responsability - common goods - society .... more
by Tony Scarpetti
2
 
This is a core need for our future societies : a strong link between active citizen engagement (c... more
by Joel
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this is not only a core need to adress this topic of co-responsability and sustainable developme... more
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This is a very important area and is well complemented by the Common Good Framework
by Andrea
1
 
I think that is an intrinsec link between common goods, co-responsability and sustainable develop... more
by Mihaela
2
 
Coresponsabilty is The solution
by Marie
2
 
Co-responsibility (between public, private actores and citizens/inhabitants) is an unavoidable wa... more
by Samuel
1
 
Coresponsibility and sustainable development are constituent parts of the same process, they are ... more
by Yuliya
1
 
To make the society an essential common good: Manifesto for territorial societal co-responsibilit... more
by Maria Pereira Rosarinho
1
 
One thing we didn't try since now is coresponsibility. I don't know if it's THE solution, but obv... more
by Damien Thibault
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Theresa, Rodrigue Pauillac, Dominique Nicolas and 93 more

The Arab world’s deadliest import: A pre-packaged Western Democracy?
by Walid
Huge problems are happening now in some of the Arab spring countries due to the trial of its gove... more
 
What’s gone wrong with democracy? Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th c... more
by Tatia Uberi
2
 
Well said. The basis upon which democracy has been built is too strong to be changed. It is the o... more
by Walid Hedidar
1
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nesrine, salah, Hamza Lee and 8 more

Is possible non-formal education to empower democracy?
by Kalliopi Manoudi
 
Did you experienced NFE? How you were benefited from it? Lets find out the steps from NFE to demo... more
by Kalliopi Manoudi
9
 
NFE promotes values as civic participation and social engagement, thus I think is positive for a ... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
3
 
I enjoy this topic, as I have some experience in it) And I`m ready to share it with other partici... more
by Volha Krus
2
8

Serena Lacopo, George Limantzakis, Maria marda and 5 more

Digital Democracy: re-wiring young people and political institutions in a digital age
by European Youth Council
The technological advances of our times enable new and dynamic ways for citizens to engage in the... more
9

Theofanis, Theofanis, nikola prpa and 6 more

Building an Alliance for Collaborative Government
by Alistair Stoddart
Governments are slowly starting to realise the need to involve citizens between elections and inv... more
7

Anna murray, Doug Stoddart, Matilda Murday and 4 more

The dilemma of Democracy and Religion in the Arab World
by Eya Somai
The debate about Islam and democracy has reached a stunning turning point. Since the Arab revolut... more
7

dominique charlier, zeineb horriche, maryem rojbi and 4 more

Imposing democracy - a policy designed to fail?
by Luca Bucken
Imposing democracy seems to clearly violate the most fundamental value of the democratic spirit i... more
 
government of the people, should be called democracy. In Colombia (talking about the electoral pr... more
by Manuela Fernández Agredo
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Democracy is a way of life that we must cultivate in the minds of the people and not imposed. Afr... more
by Ibrahima DIALLO (pdhguinee2011@gmail.com)
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Liberal democracy evolved over centuries, starting with an elite and gradually giving civic right... more
by Irena
3
 
Thank you Manuela, Ibrahima and Irena for your input. I am really glad about your reactions that ... more
by Luca Bucken
1
 
Democracy is not universal value, but rather a lifestyle into account social values​​, cultural a... more
by Ibrahima DIALLO
 
Democracy- Is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a sta... more
by Tatia Uberi
 
It quite evident that the West has without success in Afghanistan and Iraq tried to impose the we... more
by Costas
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Costas
Irena
Rabea
Politics supervision:A perspective from self-supervision on parties
by flora
To improve youth's passions to participate in politics,we need to display to them how politics ca... more
5

flora, 马平, Zhou and 2 more

Democratic education for youth
by Varvara Malevskaya
It is well known that the best way to change the future is to start today. If we want our childre... more
 
That's exactly the point! I think that democratic education is fundamental, too. But I would add ... more
by Marco Cerlini
1
 
Yes, this is just the thing I am hoping to discuss in Strasbourg. I think both schools and organi... more
by Varya
1
 
It all starts from education so we should discuss this topic. Hoe do we teach democracy? how do w... more
by Eliza Chirilă
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Eliza Chirilă
Evgeny
Julia Dunaeva
Introduction to the world of Independent Living
by Stelios Kympouropoulos
We live in a world where diversity is non acceptable. We do not care of quality of life for homos... more
4

Dilyana Deneva, eleni foskolou, Keftie Kadaminsci and 1 more

Bottom-up versus Top-down: Will collaborative decision-making stimulate democracy and ensure efficient and sustainable development?
by Alexander Iscenco
There are movements and trends to democratize consumption, production, political agenda, etc. But... more
 
If it works in science and business, should work in democracy too; But will we still need people ... more
by Irena
 
In my opinion we need a balanced combination of both approaches.
by Antonio Palazuelos
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2
Dana
Rabea
Is it time to give the right to vote to teenagers (or even children)?
by V.R.
Right now children and young people have to carry the burden of a crisis that they did not creat.... more
2
Irena
Vera
The Stomach Democracy
by Adefioye Paul
Democratic participation is a fundamental human right as indicated by the definition of the conce... more
2
irena
Michael
sustainable democracy
by Julian Reichle
How we can prevent recent democratic systems from dangers from the outside and the inside? Everyb... more
 
When we look on Hungary or failed states in Africa it seems interesting to discuss about
by Victor
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quite a nice proposition, but how we define democracy and is democracy not a steady process of ga... more
1
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Paul
Can we create collaborative democracy? Liberal democracy is based on competition between paries. Partisanship means fighting the others at any cost, even when they have good ideas. People who are serious about politics are put off by the gang spirit so politics is left to medioctity. What would c... more
by Irena
 
I think this also relates to the way people who decide in the end are chosen. Is election the onl... more
by Bérénice
1
Bérénice
Democratic Leadership
by Veaceslav Cretu
As we all are leaders of our societies I propose this topic on which we can discuss and find answ... more
 
I like the concept of democratic leader vs autocratic or laissez-faire, but it'll be needed furth... more
by Antonio Palazuelos
1
Veaceslav Cretu
Need and Importance of Democratic Local Self Governance: A System of Direct Democracy within Representative democracy
by Amit Upadhyay
Democratic local self-governance is a system of direct democracy within the representative democr... more
1
Amit Upadhyay
Petitions on NGO platforms and outsourcing of decision-making:
by Robert Riemann
With few exceptions of some plebiscites, the involvement of the public in gouverning is in gene... more
1
Diane
Democracy is a Solution for the Globe, and Youth are its Future practitioner. First we will share, how can we better interfere in the government, then every participant will come up with problems from their country and its effect on neighbors then region and ultimately how that problem spread ac... more
by Mohammad Milad Haidary
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Mohammad Milad
2013 GEZI Protests : a turning point for Turkey's democracy attacked by Erdogan ?
by Emrecam0
The Gezi Park events were without doubt the most significant social development in Turkey.Turkish... more
1
Marichka Yurchak
My proposal to this fact is campaigning for people to take into account the value of democracy, and how important it is to choose well, building a voice to young pioneers of fair equality.Dignify labor, strengthen knowledge in different cultural, arts and empowerment areas, supports groups with s... more
by Manuela Fernandez Agredo
 
The campaign sounds interesting... what do you mean with productive enterprise?
by Antonio Palazuelos
 
¡Que bueno! ¿En qué país es eso?
by Rito Brito
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Between Two Fires: The New Normal between Elitism and Populism
by Bernard Lim
Elites are the lifeblood of government, the intellectuals and administrators who judge the merit ... more
 
I believe that the fight against national populism in any matrix belongs dogmatic go "fought" by ... more
by Domenico Letizia
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Joining our efforts: Making a democracy ecosystem not democracy tools
by Anthony Zacharzewski
There are people working around the world on amazing new digital tools and on-the-ground initiati... more
 
Excellent question, Antony, this is precisely what the world forum is about, connecting the "spec... more
by Irena
3
0
Global problems of participant's countries and the ways youngsters see to resolve them
by Katya Romanenko
Here we can talk about role of NGOs ( lots of us represent some of them and have the experience t... more
 
not a bad idea, being specific is very important. Coz it is very time consuming and inconclusive.... more
by Mohammad Milad Haidary
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Increase the engagement of Civil Society Organizations insecurity research decisions taken by the European Commission.
by Eli
 
We work in a project that tries to find out how to engage CSOs, we think that an unconference wil... more
by Eli
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I don't understand why the increase of engagement of CSO produces insecurity.
by Laurence Denis
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Liberal Democracy Liberal Democracy is the public-political arrangement form of the legal state based on the representative democracy in which the will of the majority and the power of the elected representatives is limited for the benefit of the rights and liberties of minorities and each indi... more
by Tatia Uberi
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Electronic direct democracy parliaments
by Ecodemocracy
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Price of democracy
by Oksana Svyryda
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens are meant to participate equally... more
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People of the ancient civilizations: Their present, past and future. A question of a culture and migration
by Maksim Makarov
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Debate about Building a Europe for and with children
by Intern01
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democracy after dictatorship, a dream facing reality!
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Democracy doesn’t train values, but values are condicio sine qua non for Democracy.
by Kristiyana Lyubenova
A democratic world is a world of choice where everyone can rule over his fortune. But the human h... more
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Empowering the Arab Youth
by Diego Filiu
Since 2011, the Arab peoples have took their future into their own hands. Facing corrupted and au... more
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The Failure of Democracy in Post-Soviet Eurasia - The failure of democracy throughout much of post-Soviet Eurasia is perhaps best understood through the norms and practices outside of election season. To Discuss patterns in non-voting activism after elections in Russia, and LaPorte discussed how ... more
by Tatia Uberi
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Abuse of human organs in China
by Domenico Letizia
In the Republic of China is engaged in more than 10,000 organ transplants per year and 165 center... more
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Rebooting democracy in the Arab world: Educating Youth to take Action.
by Eya Somai
Democracy has had a tough time in the Arab World. Many countries are ruled by monarchs — Jordan a... more
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The transformative power of transnational social movements
by Rabea
Transnational activism enjoys unprecedented support from all kinds of social classes. Civi... more
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How Influential is Youth in Today's Politics
by Haris Selmanović
In my country, there is little or even no influence at all, I would like to other experiences and... more
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Between Two Fires: The New Normal between Elitism and Populism
by Bernard Lim
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From deliberative towards representative democracy
by Rabea
 
Of course you mean from representative to deliberative ;-)). Would deliberation tempt young peopl... more
by Irena
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