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Online: How do we secure our European Democracy?

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Thursday 10. June 2021 at 16:00 to 18:00

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Thursday 10. June 2021 at 10:00

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Online: How do we secure our European Democracy?

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At this moment, the democratic rights and values are under pressure in Europe and we even see some governments themselves taking part in applying it.

At this moment, the democratic rights and values are under pressure in Europe, and we even see some governments themselves taking part in applying it. It is especially the stable institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and respect for and protection of minorities, that are being threatened. We need to discuss how we can overcome these threats, and what we can learn from historical events on how to deal with these issues and prevent democratic backsliding. Therefore, we will start the coversation with the help of this High-Level panel.

The high-level panellists will discuss the current trends of democratic back-sliding in Europe. We will look back and take stock of historical moments, that have helped to shape our European Democracy from 1989 until today. We will discuss the EU enlargement process in 2002, in relation to the agreements made on democracy and the rule of law, and what this means for new EU-member countries. We will also discuss what can be done to protect champions of democracy going forward.

The event will take place in a hyprid format, and students at Grundtvig Højskole are able to participate physically, the rest will pariticpate online. Please register to get the link. 


Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Former Prime Minister of Denmark and NATO secretary general. President of the Danish EU presidency in 2002 on enlargement. Chairman and Founder of Alliance of Democracies Foundation.

Ms. Vera Jourová: Vice-president at the EU Commission on Values and Transparency.

Mr. Jeppe Kofod, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.(TBC)

Professor Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Inistitute for International Studies (FSI) Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and Director of Standfords Masters’s in International Policy Porgram

Ms. Marta Lempart: Activist and member of the Polish Women's Strike.

Johanne Korsholm: Youth EU activist - Denmark
 
Moderated by Lykke Friis, Tænketanken Europa

The event is co-funded by the Europe for citizens programme of the European Union and  supported by Europa-Nævnet

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Nyt Europa
Phone: +45 +4560566951
nyteuropa@nyteuropa.dk

Organizer Contact Information

Nyt Europa
Phone: +45 +4560566951
nyteuropa@nyteuropa.dk