Welcome to the PARTICIPATE Democracy Summit 2023!
Organized by Political Participation for Greater Electoral Integrity (PARTICIPATE), the PARTICIPATE Democracy Summit will gather democracy stakeholders to discuss, engage, and commit to advance greater citizen political participation that will lead to a strong, robust, and inclusive democracy.
With the theme 'Strengthening Spaces for Democracy', this year’s summit will be a venue to discuss, engage, and commit to advance greater citizen political participation that will lead to a strong, robust, and inclusive democracy.
PARTICIPATE is composed of the consortium of Ateneo School of Government (ASOG), La Salle Institute of Governance (LSIG), National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), Caucus of Development Non-government Organization Networks (CODE-NGO), and Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services (IDEALS).
Strengthening Spaces for Democracy
The plenary session will feature a panel of political party leaders who will engage with participants on ways to lessen political polarization and promote greater citizen participation in political and electoral reforms.
Building Democratic Institutions in the Bangsamoro: Key Lessons and Updates from the Political Transition
Organized by the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG), through its Ateneo Bangsamoro Initiative program, this session will discuss developments in the ongoing transition of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Proposed Standards for An Alternative Automated Election System
Organized by National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), this session will present an alternative automated elections system with greater auditability and standards that support the principle of “secret voting and public counting.”