A delegation from the European Cooperation System, led by the President Gabriel MVOGO, took part in the work of the 11th World Forum for Democracy. This major international forum was held in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 November 2023.
The central theme of the 11th Forum was “Democracy equals Peace”.
By identifying and analysing initiatives and experimental practices, this edition highlighted democratic innovations. It also highlighted the various challenges facing countries in crisis.
Alongside the various international delegations taking part in the event, we were delighted by the contributions of H. E. Ms Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ , Secretary General of the Council of Europe (Conseil de l’Europe) ; Mr Olivier BECHT , Minister attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, responsible for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad; Mr Franck Leroy , President of the Grand Est Region; Ms Pascale PFEIFFER , Alsace Councillor, Delegate for the Strengthening of Democratic Ties and European Democracy, Collectivité Européenne d’Alsace ; Mr Pap Ndiaye , Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe ; Ms Véronique BERTHOLLE, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg, in charge of International and European Relations.
The European Cooperation Systemwould like to thank the Council of Europe for our participation in this forum.
The President congratulates H.E. Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ , Secretary General of the Council of Europe for the success of the work of this Forum.
We share the view that the World Forum for Democracy contributes to the evolution of democracy towards more participatory and inclusive structures and institutions