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The power of democracy festivals

In 1968 Olof Palme, Sweden’s minister of education at the time, held a speech, standing in the back of a flatbed truck. The truck was parked by Almedalen park and a couple of hundred people gathered to listen to what he had to say. 50 years later, democracy festivals throughout the Nordic region have gone viral. Why is that? Is it because we’ve noticed lately how fragile democracy actually is? We invite you to have a conversation with us over what has been the societal impact of democracy festivals in our region and why do we need them.


Kuupäev: 11.08.2017
Kellaaeg: 18.00-19.30
Ürituse lava: Osalusdemokraatia ala
Arutelu keel: Inglise
Arutelu juht: Liis Kängsepp, Arvamusfestival’s coordinator of international cooperation
Osalejad: Mari Haavisto, SuomiAreena organiser; Ieva Morica, LAMPA organiser; Mads Randbøll Wolff, independent senior adviser at Spark; Mads Akselbo Holm, Folkemødet organiser
Korraldaja: Arvamusfestival