Academic conference

“The future of democracy in Europe. Sustainability and participation in political decision-making”

Held in parallel with the forum “It’s our Europe” scientists and experts with an economical or political background meet from the 19th of September to the 21st to deal with the topic “Future of Democracy in Europe”. The aim is to elaborate theses concerning the future of Europe and to demonstrate how the challenges of our time as climate change, debt crisis or demographic change can be solved without questioning our democratic principles. The demand for more participation and larger democratic legitimacy will be correlated with the necessity of a more efficient acting. What new forms of governance exist, that provide new solutions in this area of tension? On the last day of the conference, experts and scientists will meet with the young participants of the forum and debate about democracy and participation in Europe.

For any question concerning the academic conference, please contact Henriette Heimbach: