DPC at the World Forum for Democracy

DPC Senior Associates Kurt Bassuener and Valery Perry participated in the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg from November 7-9, 2022. In addition to discussions on the health of democracy globally, the impact of the climate crisis on democracy and human rights, the need for more and stronger civic education, political polarization, and the impact of rampant economic inequality on (dis)satisfaction with governance, the Forum provided an opportunity to meet politicians and activists working to expand democratic participation through citizens assemblies, referenda, and bottom-up articulation of interests in social contracts that better the lives of people.