The 23rd Forum 2000 Conference, taking place on October 13-15 in Prague, will be held under the theme of "Recovering the Promise of 1989“.
30 years ago, the world was full of hope that, finally, democracy, freedom, and a global order based on peace and responsibility would prevail. In the tumultuous year 1989, people rallied against governments with a dismal human rights record and a lack of respect for the rule of law. Since then, the spirit of freedom and civic responsibility has faced many difficult tests. The meeting aims to analyze today´s challenges and search for ways to renew the spirit of responsibility and strengthen democracy. It will also look at how the internal uncertainties of the democratic “West” and the rise of China, India and other actors are reshaping the world and how these converging trends will affect our common global future in the next 30 years.