The sixth edition of the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy will engage with decision-makers, young people 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.


  • Travel expenses and visa costs will be reimbursed upon presentation of the relevant receipts, according to the rules of 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.


  • Young people who have been involved either through political parties, political movements or other projects in initiatives related to the question of populism are invited to apply.
  • In order to participate in the World Forum 2017, Youth applicants should:
  • Be aged 16-30 (exceptions can be made in special cases)
  • Be resident in Europe; 15 places will be made available for participants from other regions outside the European continent;
  • Be able to communicate and work in English.

 DEADLINE: July 11 2017

To apply and for more information visit here


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