EDGE RESEARCH DAY Long-term Challenges to Democracy

18 Oct 2019 10:45
18 Oct 2019 17:00

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Elsene, Floor –1, Rooms: Rome & Lisbon

On October 18, the EDGE Programme invites you to a full day of presentations, discussions and conversations on long-term challenges to democracy. The agenda includes many activities to foster research creativity and intellectual exchange, from an academic speed-dating to the launch of the newly published EDGE book on political representation. You will also be able to join a roundtable discussion on the future challenges of democracy and a closing speech on “What Future for Parliamentary Politics and Democratic Engagement?”, by Cristina Leston-Bandeira (University of Leeds).

10.45AM-11.00AM  Welcome Coffee

11.00AM-11.15AM  Opening Speech & Short Presentation of the EDGE Programme

11.15AM-12.15PM  Academic Speed-Dating 

12.15PM-1.30PM    Standing Lunch & Launch of the Book “The Edges of Political Representation. Mapping, Critiquing and Pushing the Boundaries

1.30PM-3.30PM     Roundtable Discussion "How Well Equipped is Democracy for Addressing Long-Term Challenges?"

 3.30PM-3.45PM   Coffee Break

 3.45PM-5.00PM   Closing Lecture “What Future for Parliamentary Politics and Democratic Engagement?” by Cristina Leston- Bandeira (University of Leeds)

 5.00PM               Drinks

A detailed copy of the programme can be found below.


Registration and venue

The event will take place at the Institute for European Studies, VUB - room Rome and Lisbon (floor -1).

Participation is free of charge and open to all, but registration is mandatory. To register for the event, please fill in the following online form.

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