Programme

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10:00 - 10:15  Opening

  • Mr Istvan Komoróczki – EESC Study Group President: welcome
  • Mr Carlos Manuel Trindade – EESC Rapporteur: presentation of the Opinion's objectives

10:15 - 11:00  Panel I – GENERAL ASPECTS

Moderator: Mr Andris Gobiņš – EESC Co-rapporteur

  • Ms Carla Grijó – Deputy General Director of European Affairs, Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr Julien Mousnier – Head of Unit SG.E.1 (Citizens, Equality, Democracy & Rule of Law), Secretariat General of the European Commission
  • Ms Aleksandra Dulkiewicz – Mayor of Gdansk, Committee of the Regions Rapporteur for an opinion on the European Democracy Action Plan
  • Prof. Carlo Ruzza – Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Trento
  • Ms Alexandrina Najmowicz Secretary General, ‎European Civic Forum

11:00 - 11:15  Questions & Answers

11:15 – 11:30  Break

11:30 – 12:15  Panel II – SPECIFIC ASPECTS: Elections, democratic engagement, media, disinformation

Moderator: Mr Alfredas Jonuska – EESC Member of the Study Group

  • Mr Domènec Ruiz Devesa – Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Spain)
  • Mr Todor Ivanov – Secretary general, Euro Coop
  • Mr Julian Scola – Head of Press and Communications, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Ms Renate Schroeder – Director, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
  • Mr Flavio Grazian – Participatory Democracy Manager,  European Citizen Action Service (ECAS)

12:15 - 12:30  Questions & Answers

12:30 - 12:45 Closure

  • Mr Carlos Manuel Trindade – EESC Rapporteur
  • Mr Andris Gobiņš – EESC Co-rapporteur

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