Democracy: In need of a critical update?

22nd Forum 2000 Conference

Democracy: In need of a critical update?

22nd Forum 2000 Conference
October 7-9, 2018

The 22nd annual Conference was held in Prague on October 7-9, 2018. The meeting, taking place under the title "Democracy: In need of a critical update?", hosted a wide range of illustrious personalities from a number of fields – politicians, philosophers, authors, activists and dissidents, policy analysts, entrepreneurs, or artists. Discussions examined the social and economic challenges to democracy, growing populism and nationalism, and the dramatic changes of the information space in the digital era. The conference engaged the younger generation to share their views on these issues and discuss ways to renew trust in democratic governance.

A selection of photographs from the 22nd Forum 2000 Conference

More photographs can be found in the Photogallery

Opening Ceremony
Jakub Klepal, Caroline Stoessinger, Ivan Havel, Nyaradzo Mashayamombe, Juraj Šeliga, Rafaela Requesens, Andrea Papus Ngombet Malewa, Arzu Gebullayev

Opening Panel - Threats to Freedom: A Critical Review of the Current State of Democracy
Michael J. Abramowitz, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Tomáš Petříček, Šimon Pánek

More videos can be found in the Video section

Boris Nemtsov Forum

We are pleased to announce that the Boris Nemtsov Forum 2018 is taking place in Prague on October 9 in conjunction with Forum 2000 Conference. This year's forum is held five months after the beginning of Vladimir Putin's fourth presidential term. First assumptions of the course of the Kremlin can be made, but for us all it is also the time to analyze, discuss and prepare for the future. Personal and collective strategies for Russia are in the focus of our discussions. This year's Boris Nemtsov Forum takes place under the motto: "Russia: a third chance?" More information coming soon.

Boris Nemtsov Forum is the yearly civil society consultation and conference on the future of Russia and her relation with the world. It is organized by the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom in cooperation with Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and Forum 2000 Foundation, and supported by European Endowment for Democracy, German-Russian Exchange and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Social Networks

You can follow up-to-date information about the conference and online reporting of the entire program on our social networks. We would be happy to hear your impressions and comments.

Conference Partners

Main Partners
Official Carrier
General Media Partner
Media Partners

Significant Donors

Helena and Jürgen Hoffmeister
Jan Barta
Marek Lehečka
​Jan Žůrek