Keynote speaker 1: Prof. René Rhinow “Current Challenges of Democracy – Dwindling System Trust”,
Keynote speaker 2: Prof. Wladyslaw Bartozweski “From the experiences of a contemporary witness. From Communist Dictatorship to Modern Democracy”,
Keynote speaker 3: Prof. Timirziou Diallo “Democracy and Intercultural Learning. Problems and solutions in Africa”.
Working Group I Innovations in the political process: new forms of citizen participation (President: Claude Longchamp),
Working Group II: The Mediocracy (President: Prof. Kurt Imohof),
Working Group III: Globalisation as a Challenge to Democracy (President: NR Andreas Gross),
Working Group IV: Democracy and Culture (President: Ambassador Walter Fust),
Working Group V: Economic Democracy (President: Council of States Vreni Spoerry)