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Press release

23rd August 2022

The Nordic Council of Ministers is participating in Political Festival of Europe

Political Festival of Europe is a new pan-European democracy festival and will be held for the first time from 25 to 28 August 2022 Mariager, Northern Denmark. The aim of the Festival is to gather citizens and decision-makers from across the continent to strengthen the democratic conversation. Overarching themes that will shape the many activities of the Festival include business, climate, culture, democracy, foreign policy, health and technology. In addition to the many debates that will take place, the Festival is also a place for festivities and cultural celebrations.

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 Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic Council of Ministers will be organising two debates on the Ukraine and Russia war on the Europe Stage on Thursday 25th at 12.00 and at 14:00.

With our events, the Nordic Council of Ministers wants to highlight how important it is that the Nordic and Baltic countries work for a secure Baltic Sea region as well as defend the democratic values that are under pressure in our corner of the world,

says Stefan Eriksson, Director of Nordic Council of Ministers, Latvia office. Tweet

Political Festival of Europe welcomes the participation of the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is great to see institutions, companies and organisations take initiative to create their own debates at the Festival. It is namely key to talk about pressing issues on an international platform such as Political Festival of Europe, where both European citizens and high-level politicians can meet in an informal setting,

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

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

Mikael Carboni Kelk – Senior Adviser/Communication, Nordic Council of Ministers & Nordic Council – +45 60 39 42 57

Pressemeddelelse

23. august 2022

Nordisk MinisterrÄd deltager pÄ Political Festival of Europe

Political Festival of Europe er et nyt EuropÊisk FolkemÞde, der afvikles for fÞrste gang den 25.- 28. august 2022 i Mariager. Festivalens mÄl er at samle borgere og beslutningstagere pÄ tvÊrs af grÊnser for at styrke den demokratiske samtale. Overordnede temaer, der vil prÊge folkemÞdets mange events, omfatter business, demokrati, klima, kultur, udenrigspolitik, sundhed og teknologi. Udover de mange politiske events, er Festivalen ogsÄ et sted for fest og kulturelle oplevelser.

De mange events pÄ Festivalen er prÊget af de deltagende organisationer, virksomheder og institutioner fra hele Europa. I lyset af dette, er Political Festival of Europe glad for at kunne annoncere deltagelsen af Nordisk MinisterrÄd. Nordisk MinisterrÄd arrangerer to debatter, der sÊtter fokus pÄ krigen i Ukraine. Det kan du opleve pÄ Europascenen torsdag d. 25. august kl. 12 og kl. 2.

Nordisk MinisterrÄd vil med vores arrangementer sÊtte fokus pÄ, hvor vigtigt det er, at Norden og de baltiske lande arbejder for en tryg ØstersÞregion og forsvarer de demokratiske vÊrdier, der er under pres i vores hjÞrne af verden,

siger Stefan Eriksson, DirektÞr ved Nordisk MinisterrÄd, Letlands kontor. Tweet

Political Festival of Europe glÊder sig over at Nordisk MinisterrÄd deltager. Det er dejligt at engagerede institutioner, virksomheder og organisationer skabe deres egne debatter pÄ Festivalen. Det er nemlig vigtigt, vi kan tale om presserende emner pÄ en international platform som Political Festival of Europe, hvor bÄde europÊiske borgere og profilerede politikere kan mÞdes i uformelle omgivelser,

fremhĂŠver Jan Bertelsen, CEO for 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

Mikael Carboni Kelk – SeniorrĂ„dgiver/Kommunikation, Nordisk MinisterrĂ„d & Nordisk RĂ„d – +45 60 39 42 57

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