This year´s 21st Forum 2000 Conference will take place in Prague on October 8-10, 2017. “The democratic world is going through difficult times and that is a topic we will not be able to avoid in this year’s discussions. Alongside a number of distinguished guests we will try to understand causes of today’s crisis and search for possible solutions. We need to realize that democracy is the only reliable guarantee of freedom for each of us. The populist shortcuts, that may now seem attractive to some, could easily backfire,“ says Jakub Klepal, Executive Director of the Forum 2000 Foundation.