ZOOM LINK – Democracy is Europe: Final Conference

Brussels, 1 December 2021

Dear federalist friend,

We would like to remind you to join our Democracy is Europe Final Conference. The sessions will take place on 2nd and 3rd December 2021.


Thursday, 2 December, 2021 

 14.00 – 15.30 CET  The central role of European values in the revolutions of 1989-1991 and their state  of play today in Eastern and Central Europe: Presentation of the project outcomes 

  • Sandro GOZI, MEP & President, UEF 
  • Stefano BRAGHIROLI, University of Tartu, Estonia 
  • Eszter NAGY, Secretary-General, UEF Hungary 
  • Laura TATARELYTE, European Movement Lithuania 
  • Christian MOOS, Secretary-General, Europa Union Deutschland e.V. 
  • Jacek KOLTAN, Director’s representative, European Solidarity Centre, Poland

Moderates: Giulia STEFANO, Project Officer, UEF

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16:00 – 17:30  Defending and strengthening democracy in the EU: Article 7 of TFEU and Conditionality  

  • Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR, Chair of the LIBE Committee in the European Parliament 
  • Ania SKRZYPEK, Director for Research and Training, Foundations for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)  
  • Nicolaas BEL, Deputy Head of Unit, Justice policy and rule of law Unit,  Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission 
  • Edouard GAUDOT, External Relations Director, Europanova  

Moderates: Alejandra ALMARCHA, Director of the Secretariat, UEF 

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17.30 CET – 19:00 CET Competition: #DemocracyIsEurope ideas for the future of Europe 

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Friday, 3 December, 2021 

 9:30 – 11.00 CET European democracy in the Conference on the Future of Europe 

  • Francisco ALDECOA, Professor of International Relations at the Complutense University of Madrid, President of the European Movement in Spain and  Director of the Civil Society Representation of the Conference on the Future of  Europe
  • Leonie MARTIN, JEF President 2019-2021 
  • Jorge PAZOS – CoFoE Democracy working group 
  • Ingrid GODKIN, Policy & Administrative Coordination, Cabinet of Vice President Šuica for Democracy and Demography, European Commission

Moderates: Alejandra ALMARCHA, Director of the Secretariat, UEF 

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11.30 – 13:00 CET How to combat disinformation & fake news: media freedom in Central Europe 

  • Paul BUTCHER, Policy analyst on citizen participation, disinformation,  democracy, EU reform, Western Balkans, EU enlargement, European Policy  Centre (EPC) 
  • Žiga FAKTOR, Head of Brussels Office, EUROPEUM 
  • Natasza STYCZYŃSKA, Assistant professor, Institute of European Studies,  Jagiellonian University Kraków 
  • Wojciech PRZYBYLSKI, Editor-in-Chief, Visegrad Insight 

Moderates: Federico TERRENI, Policy and Advocacy Manager, European Movement International 

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14.00 – 15.30 CET  Training “Talking about the EU at the local level – How to organise events in the   framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe” 

  • Alejandra ALMARCHA, Director of the Secretariat, UEF 
  • Mariona ESPÍN, Communications Officer, UEF 
  • Michal RYBACKI, Policy Officer, JEF Europe 
  • Ilaria CARIA, Communication Team, Movimento Federalista Europeo (MFE)

 15.45 – 16.30 CET #DemocracyIsEurope Awards Ceremony 

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The event is going to be a blended activity with an online and offline (in Brussels, Belgium) settings. You can still register here to attend online.

Best regards,
UEF Secretariat