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Press release

21st August 2022

Quotas, modern slavery, and the democratic conversation

Political Festival of Europe is not just full of cultural events such as concerts, street activities and creative workshops. Major cultural topics are also discussed in debates that cross national borders and where we can learn something from each other.

Emmelie De Forest

Emmelie de Forest, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, takes part in a debate that will focus on the differential upbringing that exist within the world of music. What solutions can improve women’s conditions in the world of music – could it be quotas or something else entirely? It’s exactly this problematic that Emmelie de Forest will debate about with the director of Musikkens Hus in Aalborg, Lasse Rich Henningsen, Anke Spoorendonk, former minister of culture in Schleswig-Holstein and Kristijonas Bartosevicius, member of the parliament in Lithuania. The debate will be moderated by voice and performance coach Anette Nørgaard, who also has a background as a musical performer.

A wide range of cultural debates

Many different angles on culture will be touched upon and discussed from Thursday to Sunday next week with debates on everything from sports and youth to journalism and social media.

Culture can be difficult to discuss because there are often many personal opinions and traditions to it, and these differ from country to country. But I think it would be enriching if we could learn something from each other, which could then perhaps make the conditions better for the people who work with culture on a daily basis. The democratic conversation that the Festival will focus on is also about culture and respect for each other's differences,

says Torben Nørgaard, program and media coordinator, 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

21. august 2022

Kvoter, moderne slaveri og den demokratiske samtale

Political Festival of Europe er ikke bare fyldt med kulturelt indhold, som koncerter, street aktiviteter og kreative workshops. Der drøftes også store kulturelle emner i debatter, der krydser landegrænser, og hvor vi kan lære noget af hinanden.

Emmelie De Forest

Emmelie de Forest, vinder af Eurovision Song Contest 2013, er med pĂĄ en debat, der vil sætte fokus pĂĄ den forskel i opdragelse, der er indenfor musikkens verden. Hvilke løsninger kan forbedre kvindernes vilkĂĄr i musikkens verden – kan kvoter være løsningen eller noget helt andet? Det debatterer Emmelie med direktøren fra Musikkens Hus i Aalborg, Lasse Rich Henningsen, Anke Spoorendonk, som er tidligere kulturminister i Schleswig-Holstein og Kristijonas Bartosevicius, der er medlem af parlamentet i Litauen. Moderator er stemme– og performance coach Anette Nørgaard, som ogsĂĄ har en uddannelse som musicalperformer i bagagen.

De kulturelle debatter spænder vidt

Mange forskellige vinkler på kultur bliver berørt og diskuteret torsdag til søndag i næste uge med debatter om alt fra sport og det moderne slaveri til journalisme og sociale medier i Europa.

Kultur kan godt være svær at diskutere, fordi der ofte er mange følelser og traditioner i det, som er forskellige fra land til land. Men jeg synes, det kunne være fedt, hvis vi kunne lære noget af hinanden, som måske kunne gøre vilkårene bedre for de mennesker, der arbejder med kulturen til daglig. Den demokratiske samtale, som Festivalen vil sætte i fokus, handler jo også om kultur og respekt for hinandens forskelligheder,

siger Torben Nørgaard, Program- og mediekoordinator, 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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