Democracy Cafes are public debates on democracy. Participants might be interested in graphic design, but the event aims to be a gathering for anyone interested in promoting human rights and the democratic discourse.

These events have been held in many countries around the world, in and outside Europe. Many of these happenings have been organised by local volunteers, in fact Democracy Cafés are meant to be an open platform. 

For 2014, we are starting our tour with Thessaloniki, Greece, on April 4. We plan to set up 7 more Cafés, hoping that others might join us by organising an event in their own city.

Being our launch event, we decided to make it rather special. First of all we will hold the debate at the French Institute of Thessaloniki, on Friday April 4. You can find all the relevant information here.

After the debate, we will hold a three days workshop with Hervé Matine and Sergio Olivotti. The workshop is 100% free and will start on Friday April 4 and finish on April 6. You can read more about it here, and you can also log in your poster for tomorrow account and register to be eligible to participate.

To top it all, the 100 posters from “A Home for Everyone” exhibition will be on display from April 4 to April 13. Find timing and location at this link.

The Thessaloniki Café has been organised together with the Council of Europe and Toolkit Startup, the first meeting for young graphic designers in Greece, which will take place at the same time.