Entries by ClubMadrid

Foro Latinoamericano para una Democracia Inclusiva: “Más que simplemente buscar los caminos a la elección, debemos enseñar a la gente cómo gobernar”, Vicente Fox

Co-organizado por el Club de Madrid, y el Centro Fox, el Foro Latinoamericano para una Democracia Inclusiva, ha tenido lugar en Guanajuato (México) los días 27 y 28 de marzo con la asistencia de los ex presidentes y Miembros del Club de Madrid, Chinchilla (Costa Rica), Quiroga (Bolivia), Lacalle, (Uruguay) Frei (Chile) y Leonel Fernández […]

Main challenges identified in the Americas Conclusions Report: inequality, poverty, corruption, violence and political parties ethical renovation

Jorge Quiroga, Vicente Fox, Ricardo Lagos, Yves Leterme, Belisario Betancur, César Gaviria, Alejandro Toledo, Luis Alberto Lacalle, Enrique Iglesias, Laura Chinchilla and Carlos Mesa, participated in a three days round table held in Bogotá 24-26 of August, and here you can read the conclusions report of the event. The fight against inequality, poverty corruption and violence plus, the ethical renovation of political parties were identified […]

Club de Madrid publishes the summary of the Next Generation Democracy Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable

Joaquim Chissano, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hamadi Jebali and Joyce Banda, Club de Madrid members and former Presidents and Prime Ministers of Mozambique, Nigeria, Tunisia and Malawi respectively, gathered in a two-day meeting to discuss existing good practices and transformative ideas to advance democracy in Africa, together with experts, civil society representatives, young leaders and other stakeholders […]

Democratic governance is the answer

Today, September 15th, we celebrate the International Day of Democracy, which was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) to provide an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. On this date last year, the Club de Madrid launched the Next Generation Democracy (NGD) global initiative to facilitate a […]

‘Towards a new-generation democracy’, Daniel Zovatto reflects on the future of democracy in the Americas

Former Presidents and experts on democracy from Latinoamerican countries joined their forces in the three days Forum “Next Generation Democracy for the Americas’ held in Bogotá the 24th-26th of August. It was organized by the Club de Madrid, Fundación Buen Gobierno, the Andes University, FLACSO and International IDEA. The regional director for Latin America and […]

Regional Roundtable of the Americas next August in Bogotá

Within Next Generation Democracy’s (NGD) project, the comprehensive debate on the current state and future of democracy will –within its dynamic world process- also take a specific look to the Americas Region. Members of the Club de Madrid from the region of the Americas along with experts and relevant regional actors will discuss around the […]

Is the democratic system the best guarantee for the sustainable management of natural resources?

On the ocassion of the Partnership for Change Conference “Turning the Tide” in Oslo, international experts from various environmental institutions have met to discuss with Club de Madrid Member Prime Minister Bondevik how is the relation between Democratic Governance and the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, within the framewrok of the Next Generation […]

The Council of Europe shows the way for Next Generation Democracy

In their yearly “State of Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law” report, the Council of Europe, lead by its Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, continue to broaden the focus from the more traditional and restrictive electoral topics of Democracy, shifting into a much comprehensive approach. The legal protection of social rights, the effective social rights […]

NGD Wider Europe and Post-Soviet Eurasia Roundtable – 2-3 June, Stockholm

Democratic trends and challenges are broadly common to many European and other countries: intensification of bottom-up citizens’ activism, disillusionment of public opinion with the ability of governments to deliver on their expectations and with elites perceived as distant from people’s concerns, the difficult balance between long-term gain and short-term pain and the considerable growth of economic […]