Think Tank EUROPA: EU and the future of democracy

What is the future for representative democracy in Europe? Traditional parties and established institutions in Europe are in a crisis with growing dissatisfaction and distrust among voters, but what are the solutions?

Can next years 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 overcome the current crisis. Furthermore the think tanks EPIN-network will also launch their 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 speech 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 Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam and Richard Youngs, senior fellow at Carnegie Europe.
9:45-10:45: The European Parliament and the elections in 2019.
Roundtable with:
Maja Kluger Dionigi, senior researcher, EUROPA. Anne Mette Vestergaard, Head of EP Office in Denmark. Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Center for European Reform. Pavol Baboš, Slovak Foreign Policy Association.
10:45-11:30: The contribution of the EP in democratising Europe
Round table with:
Pernille Weiss (Conservative Party), Jeppe Kofod (The Socialdemocratic Party) (TBC), Rasmus Nordqvist (Alternativet), Eva Flyvholm (Unity List) (TBC).
11:30 Closing of the event




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