ADF, in collaboration with Dialogue Café Amsterdam organized a panel discussion under the title of "Co-Creating Democracy: Citizen passion in the 21st Century". The discussion took place at Cisco International in the Qatar Science and Technology Park of Qatar Foundation. It was also held in numerous cities all at once through video conferencing technology which brought together representatives from a number of active bodies in the civil society, academics, NGOs, students, activists, media, and decision makers from Doha, Dubai, Cairo, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, and Amsterdam. The role of social media in supporting citizens and the anticipation of future initiatives was discussed as well as the methods with which the positive influences of technology and social media can be utilized for the development of all aspects of life-political, economic, and social, particularly with regards to education. How social media and other modern technologies can be used in order to contribute to the creation of democracy and how they can help in the establishment of more open and transparent institutions which focus on the citizen were among the topics discussed.