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Resilient democracies in Europe

Virtual event, Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:00-12:30 CET via Facebook Live

Democracies around the world are under pressure. The economic and socio-political performance of democracy has been challenged by right-wing populist movements and the mismanagement of various global crises. The future of social democracy depends to a large extent on how we can build together resistant, resilient and efficient democracies, capable of facing the challenges of the future with our values?

The Progressive Alliance, together with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) are addressing this question by holding a series of debates at the regional level (Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America) with progressive figures from various backgrounds, before presenting their results in November 2021 during the Global Progressive Forum Conference.

This event is the final seminar in a series of four. Station 4 will be looking at Europe.

Programme

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Key Questions

  • What are the concrete pathways for democracy to become more resilient in your region so as to contribute to its long-term stability?
  • What is the impact of external and extra-regional actors on the pursuit of this objective?
  • How and which international actions, actors and alliances can support strengthening a model of resilient democracy in your region?

 

Opening Remarks
- Katarina Barley, Vice-president of the European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

Scene-setter
- László Andor
, Secretary General of FEPS, former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (2010-2014).

Moderator
- Vassilis Ntousas, Senior International Relations Policy Advisor at FEPS

Panel Discussion
- Wolfgang Merkel, Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit Democracy and Democratization at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
- Evin Incir, Member of the European Parliament within the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

Moderator
- Katharina Hofmann de Moura, Referee Democracy Program International Department at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin

- Q&A / Remarks from the Audience
- Remarks from the Young Academic Network of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Closing and Ways Forward
- Conny Reuter
, Global Coordinator, Progressive Alliance

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Tuesday, 06 July 2021

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