A forum for democracy, equal opportunities and digitization
The 12th Freja Forum the 9-11 November in National Assembly, Belgrade is a unique story of voluntary work of many grassroots in Western Balkans and Turkey to support democracy and equal opportunities.
The subject of the Forum this year was Democracy, Equal opportunities and our digital future.
Thanks to all participants, speakers and voluntary working people who make the forum possible.
The result of the Freja Forum 2018 is increasing knowledge of how digitalisation effects democracy and equal opportunities. Projects, political initiatives and research are discussed after inspiration from this year´s Freja Forum.
The discussions focused on challenges in the digital world and how it has and will affect democracy and human behavior with tools such as robotization and artificial intelligence. The Forum explored practical methods for preparing non-profit organizations and other actors for the digital future with the aim of developing efficient organisations in the non-profit sector to become active, competent and constructive players in future digital society.
The theme for the forum this year was a success according to the need of knowledge in many organisations concerning digitalisation.
The participants had a bigger part of young people than earlier years. One of the expert panels had an average age of 17 years. The forum shows the importance of a clever combination between technology and democracy to build a democratic society.
The world’s youngest expert panel?
An expert panel discussed about how they use digital media and how they think they will use the network in the future, The average of age of the experts was 17 years.
It consisted of following panel members: Ms Lara Pantić, high school student, Belgrade, Serbia. Mr Adam Pelling, student, Uppsala, Sweden. Ms Adisa Hasanbašic, student, Faculty of Technology University Tuzla, Bosnia&Herzegovina. Mr Martin Vahermägi, student, Estonian school, Stockholm, Sweden.