tirs. 24. nov.|
Civil society in turbulent times – New solutions in the EU inspired by the lessons from the past
History of optimism? In the years after the fall of the Berlin wall and the fall of communism circa 1989 a wave of optimism swept through Europe as democracy took is stronghold in our corner of the world.
Tid & sted
24. nov. 2020 14.15 – 19.00
But in the last decade the rights many of us took for granted has slowly and sometimes brutally been eroded to a point where parts of EU are considered to be undemocratic to an extent where they cannot be said to live up to the democratic values of the Union. The Covid-19 crisis has only enhanced said crisis with reports of suppressions and harassment of civil society agents and activists in countries like Poland, a country that is further being criticized for trying to control and intimidate the judicial system and ignore the critic of the international community and the European Union.
The conference The conference is part of a series of initiatives with the aim to mobilize established civil society in the fight against these trends. During this conferences the partners of the History of Optimism project invites professors, CSO’s, law-makers and representatives from the EU institutions to partake in a dialog in three segments: A historic perspective on the democratic developments in Poland; A current assessment of the state of democracy in Poland; and finally a debate on how to support civil society as democracy champions going forward and the potential of the Rule of Law report from the Commission.
This event is sponsored by the Europe for citizens programme.