Personal Democracy Forum CEE 2017

The 5th edition of Personal Democracy Forum will serve as a platform of idea and experience exchange for people working for civic participation and transparency in public life with the help of new technologies in Central and Eastern Europe.

The jubilee edition of Personal Democracy Forum will take place on April 6-7, 2017 in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk. It is planned for two days of both experts’ presentations and several interactive workshops. Keynote speeches will be interpreted and recorded in order to be published online for further use. The conference will be streamed on the conference related websites.

At this year’s PDF, the concentration is on diagnosing the democratic system – what went wrong? Did the system fail us or did we fail? What are the next steps? Find more background for this year’s main theme. PDF organizers see the need to focus around the following areas:

Democracy as a Buzzword

It seems that we define democracy in contradictory ways. Although we keep using similar words to describe it. Perhaps they do not mean anything anymore?

Revolution | Evolution | Stagnation

From enthusiasm through grassroot work to powerlessness. How can we learn from experiences of introducing the change?

Creation | Manipulation | Responsibility

When states are ineffective, citizens take matters into their own hands. What sort of challenges do we have to face in contemporary politics?

Maintenance | Sustainability | Innovation

Hopelessness and insecurity are becoming the most popular companions of CSOs. What environment should be created to expel those words from our vocabulary?

For more detailed information access the event website.

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