Day 2 – 31st October

09:00-09:30    Registration

 

09:30-11:00    Session 3 – Democracy in Europe and beyond: what role for the EU?

 

Democracy is a core principle of the EU: it has shaped its unique history and it guides the EU in its relations with the rest of the world. As a consequence, there are expectations towards the EU’s support of democracy and democratic institutions, in Europe and beyond. It is, then, no surprise that current challenges to the EU’s understanding of democracy will affect the future of the EU and how it relates to the world. In this sense, it is crucial to discuss what these challenges entail for EU’s understanding and support of democracy, and how this understanding and the EU’s role in the world will be affected by such events.

Bjørn Hvinden, Director, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research

Balász Dénes, Director, Civil Liberties Union for Europe

Maria Raquel Freire, Associate Professor, International Relations School of Economics University of Coimbra

 

11:00-11:15    Coffee break

 

11:15-12:45    Session 4 – Research and Innovation: building a stronger democratic Europe

 

Research and innovation play a key role in building a stronger, more democratic Europe. The knowledge and reflection R&I generates are crucial to inform and shape decision-making processes that will influence the future of democracies in Europe. Hence, it is crucial to discuss what we know so far about democracy and what knowledge will be needed in the future. This session will bring these questions to the forefront, while discussing how to build stronger bridges between research and policy-making and how to bring society to this process.

Fiorella Battaglia, Professor, Philosophy and Political Theory Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich

Ramón Flecha, Professor, Sociology, University of Barcelona

Milena Žic-Fuchs, Member High Level Group on Maximising Impact of EU R&I Programmes

 

12:45-13:15    Closing Session

 

13:15-14:30    Networking Lunch

Session 3 – Democracy in Europe and beyond: what role for the EU?

09:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:15

Session 4 – Research and Innovation: building a stronger democratic Europe

11:15-12:45

Closing Session

12:45-13:15
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