Council of Europe’s 2019 World Forum for Democracy- Youth Delegation to Strasbourg,France (Fully Funded)

Prazo de inscrição: Friday 12 July 2019 CET

O Fórum Mundial pela Democracia is a unique platform for political decision-makers and activists to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide. By identifying and analysing experimental initiatives and practices, the Forum highlights and encourages democracy innovations at the grassroots and their transfer on a systemic level in order to strengthen the foundations of democratic societies. The Forum thus contributes to the evolution of democracy towards more participatory and inclusive structures and institutions.

"Democracy and information” is the theme of the World Forum for Democracy in 2019 with two main threads:

  • Democracy dies in darkness: are we getting the information we need?
  • Information and the Future: lost in space or masters of our own fate?

The questions we must address in 2019 are to what extent the information is reliable, whether this helps or hinders citizens in taking part in democratic processes, and what lessons we should learn for ensuring the free flow of information in the future.

The core content of the Forum will consist of discussions about successful initiatives and actions, which have real-life initiatives as a starting point. General guiding principles will then be drawn to encourage and support future policy responses and field action.

In this context, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe will invite 50-60 young people to participate and engage with decision-makers and opinion-formers in a reflection on the question of Democracy and Information.

Profile of participants

Para serem selecionados e participarem do Fórum Mundial 2019, os jovens candidatos devem:

Tenha idade 18-30 (exceções podem ser feitas em casos especiais);
Ser capaz de se comunicar e trabalhar em inglês;
Estar ativamente envolvido em iniciativas de democracia da sociedade civil;
Esteja motivado para contribuir para o desenvolvimento de novas ideias sobre juventude e democracia;
Be ready to share own challenges faced in relation to media, fake news, information andits effects on democracy;
Be ready to adopt a solution-oriented approach by bringing in new ideas and visions on the question of media, fake news, information and democracy;
Be available to participate fully in the World Forum for Democracy and the preparation process beforehand.
The youth representatives will be chosen on the basis of these criteria and a video to be submitted.
The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all candidates who fulfil the above mentioned profile, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

Financial and practical conditions of participation

Linguagem de trabalho

A língua de trabalho comum do evento será o inglês. Os candidatos devem poder usar o inglês de forma independente para poder trabalhar e se comunicar de maneira eficiente.

As despesas de viagem

Travel expenses and visa costs will be reimbursed upon presentation of the relevant receipts, according to the rules of the Council of Europe.
Only the participants who attend the entire event (pre-Forum meeting and World Forum) can be reimbursed. The payment will be made by bank transfer after the World Forum.

Prepaid tickets for travel can only be arranged in exceptional and justified cases.


Board and lodging are provided and paid for by the Council of Europe (arrival on Sunday 3rdNovember and departure on Saturday 9th November).

Participants will be accommodated at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg (EYCS). You might be requested to share a room. The EYCS is fully accessible to young people with disabilities and ready to adapt to young people’s special needs in order to ensure full inclusion and quality working conditions. Wi-fi isprovided in therooms

Applications procedure

Todos os candidatos devem se inscrever nas partes 2:

  1. Um formulário de inscrição online deve ser preenchido através deste link:
  2. A short 1 minute video should be posted on YouTube, with the link attached to the online application form (see instructions below).

O formulário de candidatura deve ser submetido on-line antes Friday 12 July 2019 CET 13:00 (1 p.m.), together with a support letter from your NGO/sending organization if this is appropriate. In case of technical problems with the use of the platform, please send an e-mail to youthapplications [at] .

Para maiores informações:

Visite a página oficial do Fórum Mundial 2019 do Conselho da Europa para a Democracia


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