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Press release

23rd August 2022

International debate in Mariager takes the pulse of minority protection

Òscar García Agustín (professor, AAU), Rasmus Andresen (MEP, Greens) and Anke Spoorendonk (Former Minister Schleswig/Holstein) will meet at Political Festival of Europe to debate about the protection of minorities in Europe.

Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are the fundamental values of the EU. However, recent years have shown that democratic challenges remain in Europe, including in what concerns the protection of persons belonging to minority groups. As a consequence, Europe is facing a time where important questions about values are on the agenda.

The debate about this topic will take place on Sunday 28 August at 13.00-14.00 in Mariager, and will moderated by Mick Scholtka, Vice President in Academic Affairs at National Union of Students in Denmark.

Democracy is an overarching theme in Mariager

Political Festival of Europe is built around a total of seven themes that form the basis of the Festival’s content this year. In addition to democracy, the themes are business, climate, culture, foreign policy, health, and technology.

Democracy and rights are something we must never take for granted. We experience all too often times, where European values are under pressure. It is therefore necessary that we have ongoing discussions about how we in Europe can live democratically side by side. I look forward to the Political Festival of Europe in Mariager raising those discussions to a higher level,

emphasizes Stine Bosse, Chairman of the Political Festival of Europe. Tweet

Explore the programme here and follow the Festival’s progress and news on the different social media channels, #PFOE2022 and through the monthly newsletter

Political Festival of Europe is a central platform for European debates taking take place for the first time from 25 to 28 August 2022 in Mariager. A wide range of debates between European citizens and decision-makers on some of the most pressing issues will take place at the Festival. In addition to the many political events, the Festival will also be a place where visitors can experience music, culture, and food from all over Europe. Our strength in Europe lies in our diversity, but we need a place where we can come together and discuss the future of Europe – that’s why we’re creating the Political Festival of Europe.

Torben Nørgaard – Media Coordinator, PFoE – +45 22 14 23 53

Stephanie Höglund – Communications Manager, PFoE – +45 31 41 24 29

 

Pressemeddelelse

23. august 2022

International debat i Mariager tager pulsen på mindretalsbeskyttelse

Under Political Festival of Europe mødes Òscar García Agustín (professor, AAU), Rasmus Andresen (MEP, Greens) og Anke Spoorendonk (Fhv. minister Schleswig/Holstein) i en debat om beskyttelse af mindretal i Europa.

Menneskerettigheder, demokrati og retsstatsprincippet er EUs fundament. De senere år har dog vist, at der i Europa stadig er demokratiske udfordringer, herunder beskyttelse af personer som tilhører et mindretal. Europa står derfor overfor en tid, hvor vigtige værdispørgsmål er på dagsordenen.

Debatten finder sted søndag d. 28. august kl. 13.00-14.00 i Mariager, og er modereret af Mick Scholtka, Uddannelsespolitisk Næstformand hos Danske Studerendes Fællesråd.

Demokrati er et gennemgående tema i Mariager

Political Festival of Europe er bygget op omkring i alt syv temaer, der danner grundlaget for Festivalens indhold i år. Foruden demokrati er temaerne business, klima, kultur, sundhed, teknologi og udenrigspolitik.

Demokrati og rettigheder er noget, vi aldrig må tage for givet. Vi oplever alt for ofte, at de europæiske værdier er under pres. Det er derfor nødvendigt, at vi har en vedvarende debat om, hvordan vi i Europa lever demokratisk side om side. Jeg ser frem til, at vi til Political Festival of Europe i Mariager løfter de diskussioner sammen,

fremhæver Stine Bosse, Formand for Political Festival of Europe. Tweet

Se programmet her og følg med i Festivalens udviklingen og nyheder på sociale medier, #PFOE2022 og i det månedlige nyhedsbrev.

Political Festival of Europe er samlingspunktet for den europæiske debat og finder sted første gang den 25.- 28. august 2022 i Mariager. Her vil publikum opleve en lang række debatter mellem europæiske borgere og beslutningstagere om nogle af de mest presserende spørgsmål. Udover de mange politiske events, vil Festivalen være et sted hvor besøgende kan opleve musik, kultur, mad og drikke fra hele Europa. Vores styrke i Europa ligger i vores mangfoldighed, men vi har brug for et sted, hvor vi kan mødes og diskutere Europas fremtid – det er derfor, vi skaber Political Festival of Europe.

Torben Nørgaard – Medie Koordinator, PFoE – +45 22 14 23 53

Stephanie Höglund – Kommunikationsansvarlig, PFoE – +45 31 41 24 29

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