BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:adamgibbons/ics METHOD:PUBLISH X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VEVENT UID:U72tSQu5uEkTxpI2oZzcM SUMMARY:World Forum for Democracy 2023 DTSTAMP:20240622T041711Z DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20231108 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20231109 DESCRIPTION:The World Forum for Democracy is a unique platform for politica l decision-makers and activists to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide. By identifying and analysing experimental initiativ es and practices\, the Forum highlights and encourages democracy innovatio ns at the grassroots and their transfer on a systemic level in order to st rengthen the foundations of democratic societies. The Forum thus contribut es to the evolution of democracy towards more participatory and inclusive structures and institutions.\n\nWorld Forum for Democracy 2023:\nWar has o nce again returned to the European continent. The shock has been such that a renewed appreciation for peace\, and worry for the welfare of democracy \, has risen within the European and international communities. \n\nArmed conflicts\, however\, had never ceased to be a recurring threat in the wor ld. The post Second World War vision of peace and prosperity\, underpinned by democracy\, never fully delivered. In the twenty-first century\, the question is still open whether this vision can fulfill its promise. \n\nA t a time when violence rages\, inequalities are widening\, and politics is polarising - and when governments are struggling to cope with unforeseen events including climate change\, pandemics and the rise of new technologi es- now is the time to ask: can democracy deliver peace?\n\nKey Issues:\n- Democracy Unintended?\n- Peaceful Societies?\n- International Communities for a Democratic Societies?\n\n URL: LOCATION:hybrid ORGANIZER;CN=Council of Europe END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR