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The 2016 Global Forum On Modern Direct Democracy Report

The sixth edition of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy took place in Donostia/San Sebastiàn, in the Basque Country from November 16-19, 2016. More than 200 representatives from more than 30 countries attended the four-day event in the 2016 European Capital of Culture. Watch, listen and follow the greatest moments, most interesting conversations and brightest ideas from this year’s world conference on active citizenship and participatory democracy – as often and as much as you like.

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The Forum adopted the 2016 Donostia Declaration on Modern Direct Democracy and produced thousands of articles in newspapers, online magazines and social media. Here is your guide to the #globfor16.

You can see all main panels and plenaries from the Forum again. To start, please consult the agenda first.

Video from Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy | DAY 1 | 17.11.2016
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Video from Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy | DAY 2 | 18.11.2016
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Video from Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy | DAY 3 | 19.11.2016
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Seoul Democracy City! Input by Mayor Park Won-Soon

This contribution to the 2016 Global Forum by the Seoul Mayor offers a fascinating insight into the making of a Democracy City of more than 10 million people. It's part of a global effort to revitalize people power from the local level.

 

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon (second of left) together with Global Forum Co-president Bruno Kaufmann and two mayoral colleagues from Japan)