In addition to the five high-level debates, the Global Conference on Money in Politics will feature ten to twelve thematic working sessions. The organisers encourage individuals and organisations to cooperate with International IDEA and TEPJF in the organisation of the sessions. The working sessions are related to and inspired by the four themes underpinning the conference: protecting democratic politics from money-based influence; a fair and levelled playing field for political competition; financial accountability of political actors to citizens and effective enforcement of political finance regulations.
Each session will be one and a half hours long (90 minutes).
Depending on the topic, the working sessions will take the shape of interview panels, speeches followed by Q&A’s, panel debates or roundtable discussions. As a general rule, sessions should strive to be as dynamic as possible and lengthy speeches or presentations are strongly discouraged.
Working sessions shall be structured in a way that allows for the presentation and discussion of actual practice and the identification of knowledge gaps and good practice – all of which feeds into the overarching goal of providing concrete solutions for how to achieve sound political finance systems. It is important that each session clearly define its purpose, key questions and follow-up actions. Annex 1 at the end of this document is intended to help define sessions.
In short, we encourage each session to:
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