Global Forum


The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is the annual/biennial global conference on direct-­democratic popular rights. It has convened six 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

The forums bring together as many as 700 professionals, creating the world’s foremost network of direct democracy experts. Modern digital communication tools make it possible for people anywhere in the world to join in the discussions and share information (#globfor16).

The coordinating committee includes not only SDF, Democracy International, IRI Europe and People2Power, but also academic institutions such as Arizona State University and international organisations such as the Council of Europe and International IDEA.

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