Democracy in Europe Challenged – EUROPAKONFERANSEN 2014
Welcome to EM Norway’s annual conference: Democracy in Europe Challenged.
One-day conference in Oslo 7. November 2014
Globalization and European integration have dramatically changed the political and economic conditions in which our democracies operate. The symptoms of something wrong are many; growing political extremism, nationalism and EU-scepticism, lack of trust in politicians and institutions and low voting turnout. Citizens in countries effected by economic crisis turn to the streets, demanding political change.
The conference seeks to shed light on some of these challenges.
How to get democracy back on track?
Amongst speakers you will find: David van Reybrouck, Vidar Helgesen, Helen Campbell, David Farrell, Raymond Johansen, Emily von Sydow, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Janne Haaland Matlary and Sveinung Rotevatn.
The conference is a full day event from 0930 am to 1545 pm, at KS Agenda in Oslo. Registration and coffee from 0900. The conference is an open and free event, conducted in English. International and Norwegian participants are invited.
The event will be livestreamed.
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Moderator: Christian Borch
0930 – 0935 Welcome
Jan Erik Grindheim, president EM Norway
0935 – 0940 Democracy on the EU agenda
Helen Campbell, EU ambassador
DEMOCRACY – IDEALS AND PRACTICES
0945 – 1010 Norway, EU and democracy
Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister for European Affairs
1015 – 1035 The EU – democratic?
Janne Haaland Matlary, professor International Politics, University of Oslo
1040 – 1100 The ends of democracy
Carl Henrik Fredriksson, Editor in Chief, Eurozine
1100– 1120 COFFEE BREAK
DEMOCRACY – CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
1120 – 1140 How the Norwegian Labour Party adapts to 21st century democracy challenges
Raymond Johansen, Secretary General, Norwegian Labour Party
1145 – 1205 Civil society and the EU
Emily von Sydow, author and journalist
1210– 1230 Economic crisis and politics of identity in Europe
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor and author
1230 – 1330 LUNCH
1330 – 1400 Democratic innovation – the Irish Constitutional Convention (ICC)
David Farrell, professor, University College Dublin and research director, ICC
1400 – 1430 Against elections
David van Reybrouck, author and academic
1430 – 1445 COFFEE BREAK
1445 – 1545 LOUNGE DEBATE: Democratic systems and people – power and empowerment
David Van Reybrouck, David Farrell, Anchal Lochan, Democracy International and Sveinung Rotevatn, member of the Norwegian Parliament (Liberal Party)