Co-organised by ELIAMEP, the Center for Research on Democracy and Law (CEDLAW) of the University of Macedonia (Greece), and the EU funded COST Action “Constitution-making and deliberative democracy” (CA17135), within the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe. More than 30 speakers (academics, experts, etc.) from 15 countries (USA, UK, Sweden, Germany, etc.) will participate.

The aim of the conference is to address from both a theoretical and applied approach and in a multidisciplinary manner, the challenges, prospects and innovations in the fields of democratic and local governance, and human rights, especially in light of the relevant major developments during the last decade (financial crisis, immigration crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, etc.). Particular emphasis is placed on the constitutional extensions of issues related to the above, and also on the ways through which, primarily the local, but also the trans/international levels, can contribute to enhancing, strengthening, and modernizing the democratic system of governance by making it more responsive and efficient.

The conference will not only innovatively combine presentations by academics and experts, but will also host a master class on the future of the EU by Associate Professor Spyros Blavoukos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Senior Research Fellow and Head of the “Ariane Condellis” European Programme of ELIAMEP, and Associate Professor Ioannis Papadopoulos (University of Macedonia, Greece), Director of CEDLAW, with 29 under/post graduate students and recent graduates from Athens and Thessaloniki, including members of the autonomous youth group EU Youth Hub of the “Ariane Condellis” European Programme.

The conference will be held in hybrid form for both speakers and audience (physical presence and online/streaming) and is freely open to the public (except the master class) after registration here. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited seating for those attending in phyiscal presence, and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The conference will also be streamed live here.


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