Talkshow: An Inclusive Democracy

How do we build democracies that are genuinely inclusive? Join NIMD in The Hague on 10 February as we discuss the answers to this challenging part of consolidating democracy.

We all know that democracies are more than elections. They’re about fair campaigns, peaceful debates, a reliable media that holds parties to account, and much more. Getting democracy on paper is therefore not good enough, we must put it into practice.

This idea is what we put forward in Vice Versa’s Democracy Special – a special run of the Vice Versa magazine that’s dedicated to how we can support the spread of democracy. But NIMD would also like to invite you to discuss and debate these ideas with us in The Hague.

Talkshow in the Hague this February

On Monday 10 February, NIMD is partnering up with Vice Versa to host “Talkshow: Een Inclusieve Democratie” in The Hague. The talkshow will bring experts from the forefront of the democratization movement together, featuring current and former politicians and experts from civil society.

Together with you, we will look for the meaning of an inclusive democracy, and talk about democracy as a precondition for sustainable development. The event will also be a chance to discuss the ideas laid out in Vice Versa’s Democracy Special issue, which was authored in partnership with NIMD.

We hope you can join us for this one-of-a-kind discussion, where you can bring your questions to leading democracy experts, both in the Netherlands and worldwide.

Click here to reserve your space for the Inclusive Democracy Talkshow.

Practical information


  • Kathleen Ferrier (Former CDA Member of Parliament)
  • Thijs Berman (Executive Director of the Nederlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy)
  • Laila Ait Baali (Director of WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform)
  • Elian Yahya (Former UN Youth Representative and Publicist)

Please note the event will be in Dutch.


10 February 2020


  • 14.30-15.00 Doors open
  • 15.00-17.00 Talkshow
  • 17.00-18.00 Drinks reception


Dudok Den Haag, Hofweg 1A

2511 AA Den Haag

Registration and entry are free.

Click here to register your attendance via eventbrite.