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Press release

24th August 2022

Six different organisations join forces during Political Festival of Europe and together focus on citizen involvement and the green agenda: Come and meet REAL DEAL

Political Festival of Europe will be held for the first time from 25 to 28 August 2022 Mariager, Northern Denmark. The aim of this pan-European festival is to gather citizens and decision-makers from across the continent to strengthen the democratic conversation. In addition to the many debates that will take place, the Festival is also a place for festivities and cultural celebrations.

Six different European organisations share stand 138 at Political Festival of Europe under the name of “REAL DEAL”. Together, European Movement International, European Environmental Bureau, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Nyt Europa, Youth and Environment Europe, and Climate Action Network Europe will be focusing on new approaches to citizen involvement in politics as well as sustainability and the green and just agenda during the Festival.

Their activities and events at the Festival include workshops on the green and just transition, sustainability games, debates on climate neutrality, sessions on ‘urban gardening’ and many other exiting events. Check out their entire programme in the Political Festival of Europe app.

There is no better way to bring Europe closer to people than to strengthen our democracy and enhance citizens’ participation in the European debates that affect them, this is something that’s at the heart of what the European Movement International stands for. We are therefore thrilled to participate at Political Festival of Europe in Mariager, an excellent opportunity for Europeans from all walks of life to engage with policymakers, and each other, in debates covering a wide range of issues, from strengthening our democracy to transitioning to a greener and more just society. We are also delighted that we are participating together with several of our member organisations and partners, not least from projects like the REAL DEAL, which gathers together a plethora of stakeholders from across Europe to collaborate towards increasing citizens' deliberation on and active participation in the European Green Deal,

says Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General, European Movement International. Tweet

Focusing on citizens’ active participation and deliberation in the green and just transition is extremely important, and therefore we are delighted to see the very comprehensive programme from REAL DEAL during the Festival, where many of their events are oriented towards these topics,

emphasizes Jan Bertelsen, CEO Political Festival of Europe. Tweet

Political Festival of Europe is an annual democracy festival that serves as a platform for democratic dialogue about the most pressing issues on the European agenda. In addition to political events, the Festival is also a place of festivities that celebrates the rich and diverse culture and heritage of Europe.

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

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

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

Pressemeddelelse

24. august 2022

Seks forskellige organisationer slÄr sig sammen under Political Festival of Europe og sammen fokuserer pÄ borgerinddragelse og den grÞnne agenda: Kom og mÞd REAL DEAL

Political Festival of Europe afholdes for fÞrste gang fra 25. til 28. august 2022 Mariager. Festivalens formÄl at samle borgere og beslutningstagere pÄ tvÊrs af grÊnser for at styrke den demokratiske samtale. Udover de mange politiske events, er Festivalen ogsÄ et sted for fest og kulturelle oplevelser.

Seks forskellige europĂŠiske organisationer deler stadeplads 138 pĂ„ Political Festival of Europe under navnet “REAL DEAL”. Sammen sĂŠtter European Movement International, European Environmental Bureau, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Nyt Europa, Youth and Environment Europe, and Climate Action Network Europe fokus pĂ„ nye mĂ„der at fĂ„ borgere involvereret i politik samt pĂ„ bĂŠredygtighed og den grĂžnne og retfĂŠrdige dagsorden under Festivalen.

Deres aktiviteter og events pĂ„ Festival inkluderer bĂ„de workshops om den grĂžnne og retfĂŠrdige omstilling, bĂŠredygtigshedsspil, debatter om klima neutralitet, sessioner om ‘urban gardening’ og many andre spĂŠndende events. Tjek hele deres program ud i Political Festival of Europe’s app.

Der er ikke en bedre mÄde at bringe Europa tÊttere pÄ mennesker end ved at styrke vores demokrati og forbedre borgernes deltagelse i de europÊiske debatter, som pÄvirker dem, noget der stÄr hjertet nÊrt ved, hvad European Movement International stÄr for. Derfor er vi meget begejstret for at deltage i Politcal Festival of Europe, en glimerende mulighed for europÊere fra enhver baggrund til at engagere sig med politiske beslutningstagere og med hinanden i debatter, der dÊkker over en bred vifte af forskellige problemstillinger, alt fra at styrke vores demokrati til omstillingen af et grÞnnere og mere retfÊrdigt samfund. Vi er ogsÄ glade for at deltage sammen med forskellige af vores medlemsorganisationer og partnere, specielt fra projekter som the REAL DEAL, som samler en lang rÊkke af interessenter fra hele Europa til at samarbejde mod bedre borgerovervejelser omkring og deltagelse i the European Green Deal

siger Petros Fassoulas, GeneralsekretĂŠr hos European Movement International. Tweet

At fokusere pÄ borgernes aktive deltagelse og betragtninger i den grÞnne og retfÊrdige omstilling er ekstremt vigtigt, og derfor er vi glade for at se det meget omfangsrige program fra the REAL DEAL under Festivalen, hvor mange af deres events er rettet mod disse emner,

fremhĂŠver Jan Bertelsen, CEO ved Political Festival of Europe. Tweet

Political Festival of Europe/Det EuropÊiske FolkemÞde er en Ärlig festival, der fejrer demokratiet og er platform for den demokratiske samtale. PÄ festivalen vil vi diskutere de mest presserende emner pÄ den europÊiske dagsorden. Udover de mange politiske events vil festivalen vÊre et sted, hvor deltagerne kan opleve musik, kultur, mad og drikke fra hele Europa.

Se programmet her, og fÞlg med i FolkemÞdets udvikling og nyheder pÄ sociale medier og i det mÄnedlige nyhedsbrev.

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

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

 

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