Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) is an annual program initiated by the government of The Republic of Indonesia in 2017. It was created as part of Bali Democracy Forum, an annual intergovenmental event demonstrating a progressive democratic architecture in the Asia-Pacific region and initiated by the government of Indonesia since 2008.
The aim of BDSC is to transfer the value of democracy to young generation and absorb views and input from them.
Each year the organizing committee decides the theme of the program and select the participants from around the globe.
The first BDSC (BDSC I) was held on December 2017 and attended by 150 students from 61 countries. The theme was “From Campus for Democracy”.
Following the success of BDSC I, the second BDSC (BDSC II) was held on 6 - 7 December 2018 and attended by 138 participants from 58 countries. The theme of the BDSC II was “Democracy for Prosperity: Youth’s Perspectives”.
During the program, the participants share their experiences related to democracy in their respective countries.
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.