Ein demokratisches, vereintes und solidarisches Europe ist das Fundament der europäischen Integration. Antidemokratische Tendenzen, sozialer Unmut und Politikverdrossenheit rütteln jedoch am Zusammenhalt in und zwischen den EU-Mitgliedern. Was können wir tun, um die Solidarität in Europa zu stärken?
Die Diskussion wird auch in den Breakout Sessions 7 „Zivilgesellschaft und Populismus“ und 17 „Medien und Populismus“ aufgegriffen.
Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia, EEAS - European Union External Action Service; former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Ireland, Dublin|
Full Professor and Chair of Political Theory and History of Political Thought; Director, Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy; Director, Mercator Forum Migration and Democracy, Technical University, Dresden|
International Presenter and Journalist, Berlin||
Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia, EEAS - European Union External Action Service; former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Ireland, Dublin
| ||Eamon GIlmore is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland. In 2012, he initiated a constitutional convention to revise the constitution of Ireland. Therefore, the government assembled 66 randomly chosen Irish citizens, 33 parliamentarians from across all parties, and an independent chairperson. The constitutional convention is seen as a major experiment in deliberative democracy in Ireland. The convention resulted in a nationwide referendum, in which Ireland became the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. Eamon was finalist at The Innovation in Politics Awards 2017.|
Project Manager, Sofia Platform Foundation, Sofia
| ||Mila Moshelova works as a Project Manager at ‘Sofia Platform’ in Bulgaria which promotes remembrance and dealing with the communist past using methods of historical dialogue and civic education. Previously, Mila worked as a Turkey and Western Balkans Project Coordinator at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to this she was with the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia where she dealt with topics of state capture and illiberal democratic trends. Mila holds MA ‘Politics, Security and Integration in Central and Eastern Europe’, University College London and MA ‘Politics and International Relations’, University of Aberdeen. She takes strong interest in the socio-political dynamics of CEE countries, the complexity of identity and discourse, security and migration. Mila is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science, Sofia University.|
Former President, German Bundestag, Berlin
| ||Prof. Rita Süssmuth is former President of the German Bundestag and former Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Women, Youth and Health in Germany. In 2006 she became the Chair of the EU High Level Group on "Social Integration of Ethnic Minorities and their full Participation in the Labor Market". She was also Director of the Research Institute "Woman and Society" and is currently the President of the Consortium of Germany Universities for the Turkish-German University in Istanbul (K-DTU). Prof. Süssmuth was Chair of the Independent Council of Experts on Migration and Integration and holds a series of other positions with national and international bodies such as President of the German Poland Institute (DPI) and as Chairwoman of the Polish-German Science Foundation (DPWS).|
Full Professor and Chair of Political Theory and History of Political Thought; Director, Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy; Director, Mercator Forum Migration and Democracy, Technical University, Dresden
| ||Hans Vorländer, born 1954 in Wuppertal, Germany, studied Law, Political Science and Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn and Geneva. He got his Ph. D. degree from the University of Bonn in 1980. Vorländer was a Research Associate and Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass./USA). He taught at the University of Frankfurt/Main and at the University of Essen. Since 1993 he has been Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Dresden and Chair for Political Theory and the History of Political Thought. Vorländer was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Paris, Turin, Bologna and Mexico City. From 2001 until 2003 Vorländer was President of the German Association of Political Science. He was Chairman of the Scientific Council of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education from 2001 to 2005. He is Director both of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy and the Research Center ‘Mercator Forum of Migration and Democracy’. Vorländer has a long record of political consulting and media appearances, both in print and audio-visual media. He is a member of many international Editorial and Advisory Boards and of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration.|
International Presenter and Journalist, Berlin
| ||Ali Aslan is a Berlin-based international TV presenter and journalist with over 20 years experience as a talk show host, news anchor, correspondent and moderator. His journalistic career spans three continents and includes work for CNN in Washington DC, ABC News in New York, Channel News Asia in Istanbul and Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin. An experienced TV anchor, Aslan hosted the international talk show 'Quadriga' on DW which reached 200 countries and 90 million viewers each week. Aslan regularly moderates and emcees high-level international conferences and events around the world and has shared the stage with top world leaders and personalities, among others, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Bill Clinton, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sergey Lavrov, Christine Lagarde, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Vicente Fox, Madeleine Albright, King Felipe VI of Spain, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, will.i.am, Jane Goodall and Melinda Gates. Aslan studied International Affairs and Journalism at Columbia University and International Politics at Georgetown University. He is a Fellow of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and a member of the Körber Network Foreign Policy and the Global Diplomacy Lab. Aslan has been named a Young Leader by the BMW Foundation, the American Council on Germany, the Munich Security Conference, the German Marshall Fund, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Atlantik-Brücke.|