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Dette var et arrangement i 2017.

The right to be heard – are referendums our best democratic tool?

Arrangør
Europabevegelsen - European Movement Norway, DIPLOCAT - Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia
Dag
Torsdag 17/8 2017 10:00 - 11:45
Arrangementstype
Debatt
Tema
Demokrati
Språk
English
Sted
Arendal Maritime Hotel - Grand Hotel Arendal
Stedsbeskrivelse:
Dampen, 1.etasje
 


Om arrangementet

The use of referendums and the call for referendums have increased during the last years. As a tool for democracies, be it to justify or legitimize new policies or to verify trade agreements, EU membership or even a withdrawal from a union – the tool is powerful when used correctly. The people is heard – directly and unfiltered.

But referendums are under heavy scrutiny when the referendum fails during implementation, is called in to question when they are not correctly applied, or “fails” to give the “right” result.

This debate highlights the use of referendums in different European countries and democratic traditions and try to answer whether referendums really are our best democratic tool. 

10:00 Welcome, by moderator Eirik Løkke, Fellow, Civita

10:05 Introduction to referendums and different democratic models in Europe, Jan Erik Grindheim, Associate Professor, University College of Southeast Norway
and President of European Movement Norway

10:30 The Catalan Case, Marina Falcó, Director General of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia

10:40 The case of the British: Scotland, Brexit, and what is to com, Jan Erik Mustad, Associate Professor, University of Agder

10:50 The Norwegian case - living in the shadow of the 94’ referendum, (TBC)

11:00 Comments and debate with Q&As from the audience

11:40 Closing remarks

11:45 End of seminar

Medvirkende
  • Jan Erik Grindheim, Leder, Europabevegelsen
  • Marina Falcó, Director General, Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia
  • Eirik Løkke, Fellow, Civita
  • Jan Erik Mustad, Associate Professor, University of Agder
Kontaktperson:
Christian P. Fjellstad, Europabevegelsen, 90023009
Twitter:
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