EU, Democracy and Civil Society
Bratislava, Slovakia, 18 May 2018
The Conference, in cooperation with the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) and with the financial support of the European Parliament, will take place in Bratislava, at the premises of the Pan-European University on Friday 18 May 2018 from 9.00 to 13.00.
A strong civil society is an essential pillar of any democracy and is an asset in itself. By giving citizens a voice and by bringing additional knowledge to the decision-making process, civil society will bring added value to EU since it presents the plurality of interests and values of the Europeans.
The European Union must set a plan for institutional change and increasingly involve citizens in its deliberations and take their views into account through more representative and therefore stronger institutions.