The 8th Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy takes place in Taichung, (Taiwan) from 2 until 5 October 2019. Organisers expect about 300 representatives from more than 30 countries to attend the four-day event in the city of Taichung. The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is attended by a broad spectrum of actors, ranging from academics, over political stakeholders, to activists.
The conference will mainly focus on recent measures to strengthen democratic development, including amendments to the Referendum Act that decrease the voting age to 18 as well as lower the thresholds for initiating and passing referendums.Seminars and workshops at the event will provide a great opportunity for local academics and officials to exchange views with foreign counterparts, paving the way for the further application of direct democracy practices in Taichung.
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