2021 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

“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 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 cantonal assembly in the state of Glarus. You are welcome to register now!