Athens Democracy Forum


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    Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, told the Athens Democracy Forum, “I am deeply convinced that democracy will prevail.”
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    News analysis

    A Time of Unease and Challenge for Democracy

    With many nations wary of the leadership of the United States, the war in Ukraine poses a test for the West.


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      A marcher at the Canada Day celebrations in July in Ottawa. Yascha Mounk said that Canada was among the countries that had developed a healthy sense of civic and cultural patriotism.
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      Yascha Mounk on What Democracy Needs to Survive

      The author and educator explains that making diverse democracies work is difficult and offers suggestions on how they can succeed.


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      Achraf Manar, 24Paris; Organizer, Different LeadersDifferent Leaders, an international group of more than 200 18- to 35-year-olds, has organized an annual International Day of Equal Opportunities since 2015. Held in 50 cities on Dec. 5, the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death in 2013, it includes events and activities promoting equality and encouraging young people to get involved in the democracy movement.

      Taking Up the Mantle of Democracy

      Four young leaders explain how they became involved in the global democracy movement and what they have learned so far.