FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER 9.00 - 12.00
PLACE: COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL, SOLBJERG PLADS 3, AUDITORIUM SP201, 2000 FREDERIKSBERG
The event is held in English
What is the future for representative democracy in Europe? Traditional parties and established institutions in Europe are suffering from growing dissatisfaction and distrust among voters, but what are the solutions?
Can next year's election for the European Parliament engage citizens in an open conversation about the future of Europe and lead to a revitalization of democracy?
At this conference leading think tankers from around Europe gather to discuss the current trends with Danish politicians about how to best move ahead. Furthermore the 2CU Erasmus+ network will also launch it's new book on the State of Direct Democracy in the EU.
Think Tank EUROPA is hosting this event in partnership with the 2CU Erasmus+ network and the Department of International Economics, Government and Business, CBS.
9-9:10: Welcome by Catharina Sørensen, Head of Research at Think Tank EUROPA
9:10-9:25: Is there a crisis of representative democracy in Europe?
Martin Lidegaard, MP and former Minister of Foreign Affairs
9:25-9:45: The State of Direct Democracy in the EU
Book launch with:
Steven Blockmanns, Head of EU Foreign Policy at CEPS and Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe.
9:45-10:45: The European Parliament and the elections in 2019.
Maja Kluger Dionigi, Senior Researcher, EUROPA. Anne Mette Vestergaard, Head of EP Office in Denmark. Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Senior Research Fellow, Center for European Reform. Pavol Baboš, Assistant Professor, Comenius University in Bratislava.
10:45-11:30: The contribution of the European Parliament in democratising Europe
Round table with:
Pernille Weiss (Conservative Party), Jeppe Kofod (The Social Democrats), Rasmus Nordqvist (The Alternative), Eva Flyvholm (Unity List).
11:30 Closing of the event