DEADLINE: 15th June, 2023

The World Forum for Democracy calls for expressions of interest from innovative initiatives, from all over the world, aiming at enhancing democracy and contributing to sustainable peace.

These may be for example, but not limited to:

Innovative forms of civic engagement and public-private partnerships

Cross-border partnerships related to democratic governance and peacebuilding

Advocacy for underrepresented groups, women, minorities, children, indigenous communities, immigrants, refugees, and non-citizens (stateless and undocumented persons)

Fostering democracy and peace through education, new platforms for conflict resolution and peace-building

Learning from the past, fighting historical revisionism, innovative approaches to presenting the past, i.e. museums, media, collaborative events, documentaries, multi-perspectivity

Public accountability, anti-corruption, transparency of public and private finance

Addressing the wealth gap, new ways of lifting people out of poverty, crowdfunding activism, social enterprises, rural development

Reconciliation and trust-building processes, truth-telling, restorative justice

Protection for activists promoting peace and non-violence as a way of life

Promoting social, economic and or civic empowerment of women and girls

Study, data collection or analysis of hate crimes, extremism, inequalities, polarisation, propaganda, cyber warfare etc.

Alternative economic practices, for example local cooperatives, non-monetary exchange, collective ownership, virtual economies, people-centred businesses, socially responsible financial practices

Any public or private organisation is eligible to apply. One presenter for the selected initiatives will be invited to Strasbourg to take part in the World Forum. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Council of Europe if required.

Submissions should be made by answering the questionnaire in the document “Call for initiatives 2023” and sending it to by 15 June 2023.

For more info and access to the questionnaire, visit

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