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Monday, 11 October 2021 22:06


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and society in an unprecedented manner. While social distancing measures affect all parts of society, different age groups experience the impact of pandemic in distinct ways. Youth are particularly affected by disruptions in their access to education, uncertainties in employment and the economy, and rising government debts. At the same time, youth is also surrounded by the multi-faceted challenges that society and democracy face.  

In line with the theme of the 14th BDF, the 5th BDSC of 2021 will address the theme of “Forging the Role of Youth in Democracy: Towards Social Inclusivity and Sustainable Economic Recovery.” The 5th BDSC will feature 2 (two) streams of discussions, namely “Towards Sustainable Economic Recovery” and “From Social Injustice to Social Inclusivity”.

The 5th BDSC will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to democracy through the lens of youth and how youth can contribute in in resolving challenges and mitigating such impacts. The 5th BDSC will produce an outcome document to be presented to the 14th BDF. 

The theme is derived from the following aspects:

  1. The Pandemic has led to multi-dimensional crises which poses never-before seen challenges in advancing economic and social justice: prerequisites to attain democracy for humanity.
  2. The Pandemic has intensified economic disparity by worsening existing poverty and widening inequality. 
  3. The Pandemic has exacerbated social inequality through, access restriction, exclusion and discrimination.
  4. With democracy as a backdrop, youth have an important role to play in ensuring that the road to economic recovery will be sustainable and inclusive, by voicing their concerns and providing possible solutions, as government adjust, cope and respond gradually to the crisis.
Thursday, 07 October 2021 21:55


Bali, 19 November 2021

The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) was first inaugurated in 2008 as an avenue to push for a more progressive and robust democratic architecture in the Asia-Pacific region. Since its inception, the event has facilitated dialogues and the sharing of experiences and best practices in managing diverse perspectives in a democratic environment - while upholding the principles of equality, mutual understanding and respect. Since 2017, the BDF has developed further through the involvement of students in the Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC). 

What is Bali Democracy Student Conference (BDSC)?

The aim of the BDSC is to encourage the transfer of values of democracy to and among the younger generation. The BDSC provides an opportunity for the exchange of views, ideas, experiences and best practices among students. It also provides an avenue to engage with and absorb views and input from government officials and civil societies.

For the past 4 years, BDSC consistently presents thematic areas of concerns on the issue of democracy that engages youth from over 60 countries into problem-solving dialogues. The success of BDSC is demonstrated through the increasing number of participants by years, from 150 students in 2017 to 238 participants in 2020. The 4th BDSC discussed the theme of “Democracy, Youth and COVID-19”. Over 150 students, consisting of Indonesian and foreign students from universities in Indonesia and abroad, are expected to participate in the Conference.

Now in its 5th year, the BDSC has established itself as the must-attend Student Conference on Democracy in the Asia-Pacific. The 5th BDSC is to be conducted in a hybrid format on 19 November 2021, as a preliminary event leading up to the 14th BDF that will be held on 9 December 2021. 

What is the Main Objective of BDSC?

  • • To provide a forum for young generation from different countries and background to discuss issues concerning democracy
  • • To transfer and share knowledge about the discourse on democracy at the BDF to young generation
  • • To get inputs, new ideas, and absorb aspirations and perspectives of the students concerning democracy

Who can participate?

Participants of the 5th BDSC 2021 are 150+ students, consisting of:

  • • Indonesian students from various universities in Indonesia and abroad; and
  • • Foreign students from partner countries (Please contact Indonesian Diplomatic Missions near you for more detailed information (list of Indonesian Missions).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • • Undergraduate or Graduate students having interest in democracy.
  • • Between the age of 21 – 28 years old; 
  • • Good command of English;  
  • • Good organizational skills; and
  • • Active social media presence.

How to participate?

Registration Requirement:

  1. Filled-in application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Recommendation Letter from University/College 
  4. Statement Letter stating willingness to participate
  5. Copy of Passport/National ID card 
  6. Copy of Students ID Card
  7. Photo (4X6 cm, colour)
  8. Short essay in English, either on Stream 1 “Towards Sustainable Economic Recovery” or Stream 2 “From Social Injustice to Social Inclusivity” (650 words, font: Arial 11, 1.5pt space)*
  9. Profile video (no longer than 1 min) in English, uploaded to Instagram personal account, which consist of:
    • • Self-Introduction
    • • Personal view on “The Role of Youth In Democracy: Towards Social Inclusivity And Sustainable Economic Recovery”
    • • Hashtag #BDSC2021 #BDSCV #BDF2021 #RoadtoBDF

*) The committee has the discretion to allocate the participants based on the content of their essays, available slots of the streams, and the composition of the delegates to ensure a balanced discussion.  

All documents must be submitted to bdsc@kemlu.go.id until November 7, 2021

Register here

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:50

Bali Democracy Students Conference


“ Democracy and Inclusivity ”

Nusa Dua, Bali, 5-6 December 2019

Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) is an annual intergovernmental forum initiated by the government of the Republic of Indonesia in 2008. It was created to demonstrate a progressive democratic architecture in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum facilitates dialogues through sharing experiences and best practices in managing diversity that encourages equality, mutual understanding and respect.

Since 2017, BDF has developed further by involving students through Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) which was held with the aim to transfer the value of democracy to young generation and absorb views and input from them. BDSC I was held in 2017 and attended by 150 students from 61 countries. The theme was “From Campus for Democracy”. Following the success of BDSC I, BDSC II was held in 2018 and attended by 138 participants from 58 countries. The theme of the BDSC II was “Democracy for Prosperity: Youth’s Perspectives”.

BDSC I and BDSC II resulted in documents namely “Voice of the Youth” and “You[th] Make Changes” respectively. Both documents were then used as recommendations to enhance the value of Democracy in participants’ respective countries.

This year, in conjunction to Bali Democracy Forum XII (BDF XIi), The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia will hold the 3rd Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC III) at Nusa Dua, Bali, 5 – 6 December 2019. BDSC III will uphold a theme “Democracy and Inclusivity: Youth and Inclusive Digital Democracy”.

The participants of BDSC III will consist of 150 students from all around the globe. During the program, the participants will share their experiences related to democracy and inclusivity in their respective countries from the perspective of youth.

The application of BDSC III’s participants must be submitted online and open for both Indonesian and Foreign Students studying in Indonesia. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The committee will conduct selection process to all submitted applications. The committee’s decision on the selection of participants is final.

For more information, please visit our website at bdsc.kemlu.go.id.



1. Bachelor or Master student of University or College, having an interest towards international, social and political issues, particularly democracy.

2. Age between 21 – 28 years old, or has completed at least 4 semesters (Currently in the 5th semester)

3. Has never participated in any previous BDSC.

4. Good command of English both written and spoken. Having a certificate of TOEFL (paper based min. 500 or iBT min. 79) or IELTS (scored min. 6) is a plus.

5. Actively involved in various students and social organizations.

6. An active user of social media.


Submitted Documents:

1. Filled in application form

2. Curriculum vitae (PDF file max 1MB);

3. Recommendation letter from university (recommendation letter from faculty or university are accepted, file should be on PDF form, max 1MB);

4. Statement letter to join the entire program of BDSC III in Bali from 4 – 7 December 2019 (File PDF max 1MB);

5. Scanned ID Card (Kartu Tanda Penduduk (KTP) for Indonesian students or passport for foreign students) and University Students ID (File JPG max 1MB);

6. Photo (File JPG max 1MB);

7. TOEFL/IELTS certificate (if any);

8. A maximum 650-word essay having a theme “Democracy and Inclusivity: Youth and Inclusive Digital Democracy” (font: Arial 11, space: 1,5, doc file max 1MB);

9. A 30-second Video Profile uploaded into participant’s social media account (please put the link in the application form). The Video must contain:

a. Short self-introduction;

b. Participant’s view towards Democracy and Inclusivity.


Registration is opened from 20 September 2019 until 10 October 2019 at 23.59 WIB. All required documents must be submitted electronically via the website.

Selected participants will be announced by email on 8 November 2019.


The committee will provide the following facilities:

1. Return domestic flight tickets from the city where participant study in Indonesia to Bali.

2. Twin-shared accommodation for 4 days and 3 nights in Bali (check in on 4 December 2019, check out on 7 December 2019);

3. Local transportation (Airport-hotel and hotel-venue);

4. Meals during the program.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 07:22

Dokumentasi Foto BDSC II

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Terima kasih

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:07

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 04:05

Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC)

Outline of the Conference

The 5th Bali Democracy Student Conference (BDSC), themed “Forging the Role of Youth in Democracy: Towards Social Inclusivity and Sustainable Economic Recovery”, will conduct deliberation on issues pertaining to Sustainable Economic Recovery and Social Inclusivity in times of pandemic. It is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the conference will be conducted in hybrid format, on 19 November 2021 as a preliminary event leading to the 14th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) on 9 December 2021.

A representative of the 5th BDSC will be invited to deliver a report at the Closing Session of the BDF. 


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