At this year's Forum, we want to explore the practice and future of modern direct democracy - in the worldwide hot bed of initiatives and referendums: Switzerland.
The 2020 Global Forum coincides with the country's September 27 national voting day. This means that participants of the Global Forum will be able to witness that vote up close, as they share their own experiences in making democracy more democratic from around the world.
The Global Forum programme will include a two-day pre-tour in Bern and surroundings, a three-day main conference programme, and a concluding “Bern Democracy City Summit.”
This year, the Global Forum will have several thematic tracks including  The Swiss Direct Democracy practice in a global context,  Youth power in the times of climate change,  Citizens’ Assemblies to support democracy,  E-Voting and technology in modern democracy and  Global direct democracy via tools for transnational citizens participation.
|Send us your proposals for the 2020 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy|
Workshops: During the forum, we will have a total of four slots for parallel workshops, presentations and other kinds of contributions - so please send us your ideas and proposals, which need to cover one of the five tracks mentioned above, as soon as possible but no later than March 15 using our online form.
Academic papers: If you as a scholar want to contribute a scientific paper or need an academic invitation, contact us ASAP—but not later than 15 March— using our online form. Again your paper needs to be within this year’s five thematic tracks.