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 next two gatherings will take place in Bern/Switzerland and Mexico City/Mexico:
Forum on Modern Direct Democracy
Bern (Switzerland), 23 - 27 September 2020
In the coming year, the world's largest conference on modern direct democracy will return to Switzerland. The Forum 2020 will take place from 23 to 27 September in the Swiss capital.
2021 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy
Mexico City (Mexico), 27 - 30 October 2021
After editions in North and South America the Forum will for the first time be held in Central America.
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.