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Democratisation & Movement 2017
a conference on participatory democracy and local organising

All around the world, new movements with exploratory and, at the same time, radical approaches to politics and democracy are taking shape. They spring up from the cracks created as current systems of power are disassembling the welfare system, oppressing people and creating division in society. We can see this happen in places like Barcelona, Sollefteå, Gothenburg, Napels and Rojava


We invite you to a conference full of inspiration and experiences from various movements. As our main guests we are very pleased to welcome representatives from the Spanish citizen platform Barcelona en Comú. (More information on Barcelona en Comú here.)


How can local organisation and participatory democracy strengthen social movements and contribute to a progressive societal development? This conference offers space for conversations, for exchanging and developing thoughts and practices – a meeting place, where we can establish new connections and build networks.


For a democratisation from below!

Practical info


Time: 5–7 May, starting at Friday 17:30, ending at Sunday 15:30.

Venue: Arena: Första Lång, Första Långgatan 17b, Göteborg.

Language: The conference will be partly in Swedish and partly in English. Contact us for details.

Accessibility: The venue is accessible by wheelchair, accessible toilet and audio induction loop available.

Registration fee: 120–200 kronor for the full conference, for single days see the registration form.

Registration: Fill in the registration form and pay your registration fee. The registration is open until May 3, however, the number of seats is limited and the registration will close earlier if the maximum number of participants is reached. Sign up now to reserve your seat!

Contact: kontakt@demokratisering2017.se

Facebook-event: Can be found here, please invite your friends!

Organiser: Demokratisk Omställning//Democratic Transition with partners; Staden Vi Vill Ha, Studiefrämjandet, Hyresgästföreningens Arena: Första Lång, Kvinnofolkhögskolan, Tidningen Brand, and others.