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Where We Were
in Prague/Pribram, 1998

   For those who are interexted, in terms of history or continuity, what follows is the actual program that was held in Pribram, a suburb of Prague, in the Czech Republic in August of 1998.

The First Congress of International Direct Democracy

DAY 1 (August 25, 1998)

OPENING CEREMONIES:

MORNING SESSION : European and Asian Experiences

LUNCH : 12 pm to 2 pm

AFTERNOON SESSION : European and Asian Experiences, Continued


DAY 2 (August 26, 1998)

MORNING SESSION (9 am to 12 pm): Conversations on Direct Democracy, Teledemocracy and the Future of the Movement

(1) Practical Experience on Defending and Expanding Initiative and Referendum in the U.S.A.

(2) Rejuvenating the Town Meeting Process in the 21st Century

(3) New Methods of Citizen Empowerment for Agenda-Setting, Priorities, and Decision Making

(4) Core Values, Common Goals, and Future Collaborations

LUNCH : 12 pm to 2 pm

AFTERNOON SESSION (2 pm to 5 pm): FACILITATED WORKSHOPS:

  1. Defending, Expanding, and Improving Initiative and Referendum
  2. The Role of ETMs in Improving Representative Democracy and Direct Democracy
  3. Improving and Linking New Methods of Direct Citizen Participation
  4. Core Values, Common Goals, and Future Collaborations


DAY 3 (August 27, 1998)

MORNING SESSION (9 am to 12 pm): Plenary Session to Hear Workshop Reports, Deliberate and Agree on Future Communications and Collaborations.

Workshop 1 : Report / Discussion by plenary
Workshop 2 : Report / Discussion by plenary
Workshop 3 : Report / Discussion by plenary
Workshop 4 : Report / Discussion by plenary

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