Democracy International: Taiwan Democracy Train
Ahead of the 2019 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, which will take place from 2 – 5 October in Taichung, Taiwan Democracy International is organising an optional pre-forum briefing tour for interested participants of the Global Forum.
This pre-forum briefing tour program features a train between Taipei and Kaohsiung especially arranged for their participants. The train will make several stops along the Taiwanese West coast in places key to democracy: Wanhua, Jongli, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi and Tainan. Departure will be on Monday morning and participants will be brought back to Taichung every evening, making it possible to stay in the same hotel as during the Conference. Participants who want to take part in the briefing tour are advised to book accommodation in Taichung for five nights: from Monday 30 September until Saturday 5 October.
The Taiwan Democracy Train will be a special train reserved uniquely for Forum participants and will bring together both Taiwanese democracy supporters and international participants of the Global Forum. Seating on the train is limited, 130 train tickets will be made available to international participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation in the pre-forum briefing tour is free of charge and lunch will be provided.
At the various stops, there will be short input statements by international participants, walking tours on local democracy issues and opportunities to meet with local activists and democracy experts. The pre-forum briefing tour will take place from Monday 30 September until Wednesday 2 October.
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