Debating Europe: Future of Democracies

Burgtheater Europa Standard debating

The political participation in elections has been declining for years which undermines the system of representative democracy. In Europe, authoritarian structures develope, but also new protest cultures such as Syriza, Podemos or Pegida. According to the political scientist Colin Crouch, we are already in the age of post-democracy to which social media contribute as well.

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna

The challenges for the democratic model are discussing:

Giorgos Chondros, Member of the Central Committee of the Greek ruling party Syriza
Kinga Göncz, Former Hungarian Foreign Minister (2006-2009)
Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens in the European Parliament
Peter Keller, Swiss journalist and politician of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP)
Adam Krzeminski, Polish journalist and writer

Moderator: Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, Editor in Chief, Der Standard

In English and German language.

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Debating Europe is a cooperation of Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and Der Standard.