“The significance of this Conference is that it provides valuable opportunity to work together to further enhance the positive aspects of globalization, while rectifying the negative aspects.”
Yohei Sasakawa, President of the Nippon Foundation, 2003


Video Recordings of This Year’s Conference

Democracy and Education

19th Forum 2000 Conference
September 13–16, 2015, Prague and other Central European cities
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Other Events

Forum 2000 Opening Ceremony
Daniel Stach, Jakub Klepal, Ivan M. Havel, Ales Bialiatski, Alex Chow, Lilian Tintori, Leila Alieva, Orchestr Berg

Education, Citizenship, and Values

Are We Naturally Un-Democratic
Petr Pithart, Mona Siddiqui, Jacques Rupnik, Frederik Willem de Klerk, Malek Adly, Roger Scruton

Transfering Democratic Values: Education and Post-Colonial Migration in Europe
Štefan Füle, Gilles Kepel, Mona Siddiqui, Roger Scruton, Tarek Osman

Democratic Education: Freedom to Think, Freedom to Learn
Ivan M. Havel, Oleg Derevianko, Parth J. Shah

Religion and Education
Johanna Touzel, Cyril Mooney, Sein Di Da, William Cook

Do You Hear Us? The Role of Young Citizens in Today's Societies
Tomáš Sedláček, Max Kugler, Alex Chow, Filip Jelínek, Karel Schwarzenberg

Challenges and Tasks for Education to Democracy
Šimon Pánek, Cyril Mooney, Emin Milli

A Changing World Order

Radicalization and Education Towards Hatred: Is ISIS Partly a Product of Western Education Systems?
Alexandr Vondra, Flemming Rose, Gilles Kepel, Michael Žantovský, Mona Siddiqui

Democratic Values in a Changing World Order
Roland Freudenstein, Barbara Haig, Jacob Mchangama, Juan Pablo Cardenal, Ralf Fücks

Education Towards Prosperity?

The Role of Economic Literacy in Democratic Reform
Randall K. Filer, Ahmed Galal, Nicos Christodoulakis, Oleg Derevianko, Sandra Švaljek

Education in Europe: Towards Democracy and Prosperity
Carl Hahn, Jan Švejnar, Jan Macháček, Marco Antonio Fernández Martínez

Changing Role od Education

Education for the Future
Tomáš Vrba, Bohuslav Sobotka

Special Focus

Flawed Transitions as Cause of Rising Security Threats
Pavel Fischer, Amin Tarzi , Shadi Hamid, Thomas Ruttig

40 Years from Helsinki
Flemming Rose, Alexandr Vondra, Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Martin Bútora, Steve Crawshaw


Video Recordings of Past Events

Other videos and highlights from the events can be found on


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