2018 Annual colloquium on fundamental rights

Fundamental Rights © EU
Start date : 26/11/2018
End date : 27/11/2018
Brussels, Belgium
European Commission,
Justice and citizens’ rights,

The theme of the 2018 colloquium will be ‘Democracy in the EU’. The colloquium will aim at reaffirming that democracy is a central value common to the EU and all its Member States, and at looking at how to renew democratic engagement within the EU and the European societies. This debate is timely also in the context of the upcoming European elections and on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

High-level national and European policymakers, international organisations, civil society organisations, media and social media representatives, the world of business and education, legal professionals, and many others, will work together to identify avenues to foster free, open and healthy democratic participation in an era of growing low turnout in elections, populism, digitalisation and threats to civil society.

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