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Press release

23rd August 2022

The European Parliament is participating in Political Festival of Europe

Political Festival of Europe is a new pan-European democracy festival, that will be held for the first time from 25 to 28 August 2022 in Mariager, Northern Denmark. The aim of the Festival is to gather citizens and decision-makers from across the continent to strengthen the democratic dialogue. Overarching themes of the Festival include business, climate, culture, democracy, foreign policy, health and technology. In addition to the political debates, there will also be festivities and cultural events such as music and food.

As the content of the Festival is shaped by the participation of organisations, businesses and institutions from across Europe, Political Festival of Europe is glad to announce the participation of the European Parliament who is joining with their own activity tent.

In the European Parliament’s tent, guests vill have the opportunity to meet various MEPs from Denmark and other EU countries during the Festival days. The MEPs will stand ready to answer questions from the citizens – or have a more informal conversation about what working in the EU entails. Additionally, guests will be able to try their luck with an EU quiz and a wheel of fortune inside the tent.

Russia's war against Ukraine has shown the importance of protecting and defending our democracy and the democratic dialogue,

says Sune Olofsson Hansen, who is Head of the European Parliament Office in Denmark. Tweet

In our tent, we will focus on the European part of our democracy. Come visit us for a discussion with Members of the European Parliament from Denmark and abroad on some of the big European issues of our time. We look forward to welcoming you.

Political Festival of Europe welcomes the participation of the European Parliament. The European Parliament is namely an important institution on the European continent and one of the biggest directly elected parliaments in the world. Together with all of the Festival’s partners, the European Parliament is contributing to our mission to make politics and democracy available and accessible to citizens,

says Jan Bertelsen, CEO for 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 Nørgaard – Media Coordinator, PFoE – +45 22 14 23 53

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

Jacob Lolck – Press Officer, European Parliament’s Office in Denmark – +45 25 48 87 11

Lea Hovmand Jørgensen – Press Officer, European Parliament’s Office in Denmark – +45 22 11 43 77

Pressemeddelelse

23. august 2022

Europa-Parlamentet deltager pĂĄ Political Festival of Europe

Political Festival of Europe er et nyt Europæisk Folkemøde, der afvikles for første gang den 25.-28. august 2022 i Mariager. Festivalens mål er at samle borgere og beslutningstagere på tværs af grænser for at styrke den demokratiske samtale. Overordnede temaer omfatter business, demokrati, klima, kultur, udenrigspolitik, sundhed og teknologi. Udover de mange politiske events vil der også være fest og kulturelle oplevelser, såsom koncerter og mad.

De mange events på festivalen er præget af de deltagende organisationer, virksomheder og institutioner fra hele Europa. I lyset af dette er Political Festival of Europe glad for at kunne annoncere, at Europa-Parlamentet deltager på festivalen med sin egen stadeplads.

Ved Europa-Parlamentets stadeplads vil besøgende i løbet af festivalen have mulighed for at møde en række europaparlamentarikere fra Danmark og andre EU-lande. Europaparlamentsmedlemmerne vil stå klar til at besvare spørgsmål fra borgerne – eller have en mere uformel snak om, hvad arbejdet i EU går ud på. Derudover vil man under hele festivalen kunne quizze med om EU eller prøve lykken ved, ja, et lykkehjul.

Med Ruslands krig mod Ukraine er det blevet endnu tydeligere, hvor vigtigt det er, at vi værner om demokratiet og den demokratiske samtale,

siger Sune Olofsson Hansen, som er kontorchef for Europa-Parlamentets danske kontor. Tweet

I vores telt sætter vi netop fokus på den europæiske del af vores demokrati. Kom forbi til en diskussion om nogle af de helt store EU-spørgsmål med europaparlamentarikere fra Danmark og andre EU-lande. Vi glæder os.

Political Festival of Europe byder Europa-Parlamentets deltagelse velkommen. Europa-Parlamentet er nemlig en vigtig aktør på europæisk plan og et af de største direkte valgte parlamenter i verden. Sammen med festivalens mange partnere bidrager Europa-Parlamentet til vores mission om at folkeliggøre politik og demokrati,

fremhæver Jan Bertelsen, CEO for Political Festival of Europe. Tweet

Political Festival of Europe/Det Europæiske Folkemøde er en årlig festival, der fejrer demokratiet og er platform for den demokratiske samtale. På festivalen vil vi diskutere de mest presserende emner på den europæiske dagsorden. Udover de mange politiske events vil festivalen være et sted, hvor deltagerne kan opleve musik, kultur, mad og drikke fra hele Europa.

Se programmet her, og følg med i Folkemødets udvikling og nyheder på sociale medier og i det månedlige nyhedsbrev.

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

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

Jacob Lolck – Presseansvarlig, Europa-Parlamentets kontor i Danmark – +45 25 48 87 11

Lea Hovmand Jørgensen – Presseansvarlig, Europa-Parlamentets kontor i Danmark – +45 22 11 43 77

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