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Follow live: Global Forum in San Sebastian


From 16 to 19 November 2016, 200 people from across the world will come together in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, to address the questions if direct democracy is in retreat or on the rise. The gathering forms the sixth Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy that aims at connecting local governments and social movements to people power around the world. Democracy International is one of the main organisers. The conference will be broadcasted via live streaming.

The first Global Forum took place in Aarau/Switzerland that since then has traveled the world with editions in Seoul/Korea (2009), San Francisco/US (2010), Montevideo/Uruguay (2012) and Tunis/Tunisia (2015).

This year’s Forum will take place in Donostia-San Sebastian, the capital of the Basque country and this year’s European Capital of Culture.

Democracy International as well as the Swiss Democracy Foundation, IDEA and the Council of Europe belong to a broad alliance of organisers.  

Democracy International, and Zócalo Public Square will broadcast the happenings. A live streaming will be available at . For Twitter please follow @globalforumDD, @democracy_intl, @swissinfo_en as well as the Hashtags #globfor2016 and #Deardemocracy.

Moreover, please note that all participants will be invited to the event "Does Digitization threaten journalism?" in the evening of Thursday, 17 November.

For members of Democracy International, a general assembly will take place on Saturday, 19 November from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm.

More information:





Press contact:

Cora Pfafferott,
Tel: 02203/ 102 14 75, GSM: + 176 954 373 79

Contact for organising matters:

Andreas Müller, Global Forum International Secretariat,
Tel.: 02203/ 59 28 67,

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