20 September 2020
Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy 2020
  Bern, CH Conference


“The Practice and Future of Unfinished Democracy”  

After  twelve years, the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is returning to Switzerland! The City of Bern, together with the Swiss Democracy Foundation and Democracy International, is inviting you to a fascinating Global Forum week, featuring a nationwide voting day with initiatives and referendums.

Join us for a briefing tour, during which we will experience first-hand how votes are organised in the world’s most advanced direct democracy. With these insights to inform our conversations, we will turn our attention to the practice and future of modern participatory and direct democracy, not just in Bern and Switzerland, but across the globe. And then, on the very last day, we will experience the final making of the results, live - in ballot stations, counting centres and campaign headquarters. Welcome to register now!

Bern, Switzerland - 21 to 27 September 2020


    The practice of modern direct democracy
    Citizen's initiatives
    Swiss-style referendum
    Best practices around the world
    Lessons for the future


City of Bern
Rathausplatz 2
3011 Bern