2 October 2019 to 5 October 2019
Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy 2019
  Taichung, TW Conference


The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is the largest gathering devoted to direct democracy worldwide. It favours a multidisciplinary approach, welcoming participants from academic, political and civil society perspectives. It is attended by activists, organisations and academics from all over the world. The goal is to bring together people with different experiences and backgrounds, so as to give activists and organisations the opportunity to share their insights and connect with others working on the same issues.

As democracy stagnates in many countries, and direct democracy suffers from lack of support, Taiwan has taken historic steps to move forward. The island nation in East Asia’s new Referendum law, less than two years old, is considered a global model for initiative and referendum. But how is it working in practice? What are the lessons of the first years of modern direct democracy in the new powerhouse of citizens participation? What is happening across East and South

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Registration is mandatory - the Global Forum is open to all and free to attend: www.2019globalforum.com/en/Register2


    An optional pre-forum briefing tour: Taiwan Democracy Train - a journey to Taiwan's democracy hotspots (separate registration is mandatory)
    Welcome event
    Panels and interactive workshops with experts and activists from all over the world
    A possibility to learn about Taichung's democracy history during excursions
    Taipei Democracy City Summit - Official founding event of an International League of Democracy Cities
    Lunch is provided
    How to move from people power movements to direct democracy institutions
    Lessons learned regarding Taiwan's renewed referendum experience
    Best practices in direct democracy and citizen participation


College of Law and Politics, National Chung Hsing University
No. 145號 Xingda Road, South District,
Taichung 402


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