How do we secure the European Democracy?
Tid & sted
At this moment, the democratic rights and values are being pressured in Europe, and we even see some governments leading at applying the pressure. 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 this High-Level panel.
The high-level panellist will discuss the current trends of democratic back-sliding in Europe. We will look back and take stock of historical moment, that have help shaping the European Democracy from 1989 until today. We will discuss the EU enlargement process in 2002 in relation to the agreements made on democracy and rule of law and what this means for new membership countries. We will also discuss what is to be done to protect democracy champions going forward. The event will be hyprid, 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 Alliance of Democracies Foundations.
Ms. Vera Jourová: Vice-president at the EU Commission on Values and Transparency.
Mr. Jeppe Kofod, Minister af Foreign Affaris, Denmark.(TBC)
Professor Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senir 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 Lambert: Activist Polish Women Strike.
Johanne Korsholm Youth EU activist - Denmark
Moderated by Lykke Friis, Tænketanken Europa The event is supported by the Europe for citizens programme and EuropaNævnet