Future of Democracy Conference in Iceland – February 21-23, 2024
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- On 10 November 2023
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- call for proposals, conference, democracy, Denmark, Finland, Iceland
The Chair of the Iceland Node of The Millennium Project (hosted by The Icelandic Centre for Future studies), Karl Friðriksson, the Chair of the Denmark Node of The Millennium Project Node (hosted by the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies), Martin Kruse, and one of the Co-Chairs of the Finland Node (hosted by the Finland Futures Research Centre), Toni Ahlquist, are members of the organizing committee for the Futures of Democracies Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland, taking place in Februrary 21-23, 2024. along with others form the nascent Nordic Chapter of the WFSF.
The theme is How can we inspire the rest of the world to renew democracy for the 21st century? The objetive is to co-create concrete measures to ensure that democratic values are used to tackle our wicked global challenges. The conference will propose discussions, workshops, do-shops and talks to develop specific concrete solutions and ideas to speed up processes for citizen participation, enthusiastic youth engagement and group-action.
The organizing committee invites to send in proposals or ideas for workshop, presentations, and related material that can contribute to the theme of the conference. By using future thinking and methods, the event will look into possible ways to develop what we propose to call “Democracy+” as a tool to explore what is needed for a 21st century societal contract 2.0, which clearly links democracy to civil society and the need for social innovation and sees resilient democracy as a force for peace. Focusing on 2040, positive action and concrete movement, participants will be part of an action-oriented and challenge-driven 3-day camp to reframe tomorrow’s democracy.
The organizing committee of the confenrece is composed by the following members:
Karl Friðriksson, The Icelandic Centre for Future studies, Chair of the Iceland Node of The Millennium Project
Sævar Kristinsson, The Icelandic Centre for Future studies
Toni Ahlquist, Finland Futures Research Centre, Co-Chair of the Finland Node of The Millennium Project
Jari Kaivo-oja, Finland Futures Research Centre
Mikkel Knudsen, Finland Futures Research Centre
Martin Kruse, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Chair of the Denmark Node of The Millennium Project
Hank Kune, Educore (the Netherlands)
Siv Helen Hesjedal, TheseWays (Norway)
William Fagerheim, Mind the Gap (Norway)
For information on the call and proposals, please contact Karl Friðriksson on email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the conference and registration details, visit https://framtidarsetur.is/futures-of-democracy-reykjavik-2024/