World Forum on Science and Democracy
= "An initiative to promote political dialogue between scientific institutions and social actors on Science and Society issues at a global level".
"World Forum on Science and Democracy describes itself as "the result of an initiative launched in 2007 as an answer to the lack of political dialogue between scientific institutions and social actors on contemporary stakes concerning the relations between science and society at a global level".
It was initiated by non-governmental organisation/charity, social movement activists and researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through public assembly. World Forum on Science and Democracy is global in orientation and concerned with democracy, politics & representation, education, environment & sustainability, health, research, knowledge production & information access, and science governance.
It was launched in 2007 and is ongoing. Hundreds of people are involved." (http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/participation-now/world-forum-on-science-and-democracy)