“What protections and assistance does democracy, in its most direct form, require to survive and thrive?”
This will be the question that experts, Organisations and Associations, promoters of direct democracy worldwide, will try to answer during the “2023 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy”, which will take place in Mexico City from February 27, until March 4, 2023.
This year’s Global Forum represents a great opportunity for Mexico and Latin America, not only for the importance and weight of the topics discussed, but also because it will be the first one held in the Western Hemisphere after more than 10 years.
Organised by a consortium led by the Independent Electoral Institute, the Forum will analyse how the new and innovative constitution of the city-state will impact democracy globally. In addition, it will dig into the situation of direct democracy in Mexico and Latin America, exploring its promises and perils.
The Global Forum will also examine, through the intervention of various speakers, the infrastructure required for a strong democracy, discussing concrete opportunities for protecting and expanding democracy worldwide.
ALDA, and its member Labsus, will take part in the 2023 Global Forum contributing to the support of democracy worldwide
ALDA, being committed to the promotion of democracy and citizen participation since its establishment, will take part in the event together with its member Labsus, the Laboratory for Subsidiarity, represented by its vice-president, Daniela Ciaffi, to bring an additional value given from the expertise of the latter in the field of democratic processes.
Labsus’ aim, in a nutshell, is to educate citizens about the opportunities at their disposal to contribute in giving a solution to issues of common interest, together with public administration.
With a Panel titled “Mechanisms for citizen participation in key sectors (health, security, construction and food)” which will take place on Friday, March 3, 2023, ALDA and Labsus, together with IDDECO Internacional, will contribute to the discussion by hosting a session on the tools that citizens can use to participate in the democratic dialogue.
An active, responsible and participatory citizenship is the key for a long-lasting democratic system.
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