Passion for Europe Workshop 2022 – European Democracy in a Time of Confusion

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To overcome the violent crisis in Europe democracy had to cross frontiers. For eighty years now European democracy has developed, strengthened and stayed strong to a multitude of crisis scenarios. Unbelievably today war is back on the continent and a global pandemic still holds grip on societies and their economies alike. In an environment of fading trust in democratic institutions, new technological developments not only bring new opportunities but also carry risks that weaken the foundations of our modern society in the EU today characterised by diversity.

Misuse of private data, disinformation or even governance by artificial intelligence drive a wedge between the private and the public sphere leading to disintegration in a time humanity needs to integrate given the tremendous global challenges ahead. Disinformation being the most perfidious attack on the central pillars of democracy, trust and transparency. In this time of confusion we need to reinforce our dialogues and to engage in our values.

Date: 16-18 September, 2022

Location: La Pairelle Spirituality Center, Namur (Belgium).

Read all about the event here.