30.10.2017 - 31.10.2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

Past event: Democracy and Europe - Our Common Future?

The conference "Democracy and Europe", organized by Net4Society, aims to bring together perspectives that look at the past, tackle present challenges and look into the future of democracy in Europe and beyond. The conference is open to researchers, companies, policy makers or anyone with an interest in Europe’s democratic future. This encounter of multiple perspectives and actors – academics, civil society, and policy-makers – is of utmost importance to help us move towards a more democratic society.

Conference attendance is free of charge, but seating is limited. It is recommended to sign up soon to secure a place at the conference. Recommendations on hotels and airlines can be found on the conference website.

Please forward this information to anyone who might be interested in the conference.


Venue: Pavillion of Knowledge, Lisbon, Portugal

Organisation: Net4Society



30th October

10:00 - 14:00

Welcome Session
14:00 -14:30

Session 1 – Democracy at a crossroads: citizens, demos and democratic legitimacy

Coffee Break

Session 2 – Challenges to democracy and emerging alternatives
16:30- 18:00



31st October

Session 3 – Democracy in Europe and beyond: what role for the EU?

Coffee break

Session 4 – Research and Innovation: building a stronger democratic Europe

Closing Session
12:45 - 13:15



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