The Festival is an open event, aiming to bring together people that are interested in, and working on, citizen engagement and deliberative democracy. Events such as the Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival are more critical than ever in contributing to public and policy discussions on the future of democracy and how to implement more participatory practices in EU policymaking.
The event features addresses by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as well as Vice-Presidents Dubravka Šuica and Věra Jourová, who are coordinating the Commission’s work on ‘A new push for democracy in Europe’ (https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/new-push-european-democracy_en),including the Conference on the Future of Europe and the European Democracy Action Plan.
The week’s agenda also includes thought-provoking discussions with key practitioners on citizen engagement and deliberative democracy policy in the EU, as well as a video exhibition of citizen engagement projects and live artwork.
You can register for the event and find the agenda HERE: https://academy.europa.eu/local/euacademy/pages/course/overview.php?id=124
The festival will be held online this year through the new EU Academy platform:https://academy.europa.eu/local/euacademy/pages/course/overview.php?id=124