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Summit for Democracy Dialogue: Building Inclusive Coalitions at the Third Summit for Democracy

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, in collaboration with the European Union and partner organisations of the Global Democracy Coalition, will be hosting a Summit for Democracy Dialogue: Building Inclusive Coalitions at the Third Summit for Democracy. The event will take place on 5 September in Talinn, Estonia, on the occasion of the 2023 OGP Global Summit. This Summit for Democracy Dialogue will provide the space for representatives of governments and civil society to reflect together on how to engage new voices in the third Summit for Democracy and to create opportunities for civil society-government collaboration. Following a short input session, participants will join workshop groups to discuss the Summit for Democracy process as well as the overarching question of how to develop a new narrative on democracy.


17:00 – 17:05 Welcome 

17:05 – 17:25 Lightning Talks 

  • Building a new narrative on democracy in a new geopolitical reality?  

Charles Brasseur, Programme Manager, International IDEA 

  • Applying OGP co creation and participation to the S4D process 

Tonu Basu, Deputy Director of Thematic Policy Areas, OGP 

  • The Global Democracy Coalition as an opportunity to build inclusive coalitions 

Jean Scrimgeour, Co-CEO Chief Innovation and Operations Officer, Accountability Lab 

  • Lessons of the Youth Democracy cohort in building an inclusive coalition on youth 

Ana Paula Rojas, Alma Civica/member of the Youth Democracy cohort 

17:25 – 18:25 Knowledge Café 

  • The universal narrative on democracy as a possible outcome of the third S4D  

Group 1 – Facilitator: Charles Brasseur, IDEA / Presenter: Adria Duarte, UCLG  

Group 2 – Facilitator: Graeme Ramshaw, WFD / Presenter: Julia Keutgen, IDEA 

  • Building inclusive coalitions to pave the way to a successful third S4D  

Group 3 – Facilitator: Elisenda Balleste Buxo, IDEA / Presenter: Elise Pham, AVD 

Group 4 – Facilitator: Devin O’Shaughnessy, Counterpart International / Presenter: Alexandra Sabou, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum 

18:25 – 18:45 Presentation of Findings 

18:45 – 19:00 Get Together and Drinks 

For more information please contact Julia Keutgen (