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Parliaments and democratic innovations: Adapting the capacities of parliaments to changing democracies

Event Programme:

TUESDAY,1 DECEMBER

15:00 – 16:30 CET SESSION I: A role for parliaments in changing representative democracy. Moderator: Jonathan Murphy.

15:00 – 15:10 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: David McAllister, Member of the European Parliament, Chair Committee on Foreign Affairs; Jutta Urpilainen (TBC), Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission.

15:10 – 15:30 SPEECH: Nadia Urbinati, Professor of Political Theor y, Columbia University

15:30 – 16:20 DISCUSSANT: Mehreen Khan, EU Correspondent, Financial Times Q&A

16:20 – 16:30 WRAP UP SESSION I

 

TUESDAY,8 DECEMBER

15:00 – 16:30 CET SESSION II: Deliberative democracy: Impact on parliaments. Moderator: Francesco Ronchi.

15:00 – 15:05 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY MODERATOR

15:05 – 16:20 DISCUSSION AND Q&A: Paulo Rangel, Member of the European Parliament; David Farrell, Professor of Politics, University College Dublin; Cécile Untermaier, Member of the French National Assembly; Magali Plovie, President of the French-speaking Parliament of Brussels; Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Professorof Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds; Firuze Demir, Political Adviser, EUSR Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Claudia Chwalisz, Policy Analyst, Open Government Unit, OECD; Giovanni Rizzoni, Head of the International Relations Department, Italian Chamber of Deputies.

16:20 – 16:30 WRAP UP SESSION II

 

THURSDAY,10 DECEMBER

15:00 – 17:00 CET SESSION III: Covid-19 and the future of parliaments. Moderator: Thomas Millar.

15:00 – 15:05 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY MODERATOR

15:05 – 16:20 DISCUSSION AND Q&A: Joakim Strand, Member of the Finnish Parliament, Chair of the Finnish Parliament’s Futures Committee; Stefan Marschall, Professor of Political Science II; Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Olivier Rozenberg, Associate Professor, Centre for European Studies & Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris; Joseph C. Sternberg, Editorial Board member, Wall Street Journal; Elena Griglio, Senior Parliamentary Official of the Italian Senate.

16:20 – 16:30 WRAP UP SESSION III

16:30 – 16:35 REMARKS: Krzysztof Bernacki,Head of Parliamentary Support and Capacity Building Unit, Directorate for Democracy Support, Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union, European Parliament

16:35 – 17:00 CONCLUSIONS AND NEXT STEPS: Pietro Ducci, Director-General, Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union, European Parliament; Kevin Casas-Zamora (TBC), Secretary-General, International IDEA; European Commission (TBC).