The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is the annual global conference on participatory and direct-democratic procedures and practices around the world. It has convened eight times since 2008:
- Aarau (Switzerland) in 2008,
- Seoul (Korea) in 2009
- San Francisco (USA) in 2010,
- Montevideo (Uruguay) in 2012
- Tunis (Tunisia) in 2015
- Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain) in 2016
- Rome (Italy) in 2018
- Taichung (Taiwan) in 2019
- The 9th Global Forum will be the first to take place after the beginning of the Covid19-pandemic and the exact times and venues will be announced during 2021.
In 2023 the Forum will take place in and around Mexico City.
No dates are yet known.
A Brief History of the Global Conference on Citizens’ Rights
The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy was launched in 2008 to better understand this extraordinary development in democracy. The Forum, the first conference on citizens’ democratic rights worldwide, has taken place eight times in the last ten years.