Budapest Forum - 11-12 October 2023 - Summaries of Panels
The Budapest Forum, a major international conference organized by the Political Capital, the CEU Democracy Institute, and the Municipality of Budapest, returned for a third consecutive year in October 2023. The two-day event, which will feature contributions from leading politicians and foreign policy experts, will be formally opened by the internationally acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood, a dedicated advocate of democratic governance.
Our partners were: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Vienna, Green European Foundation, German Marshall Fund/German Marshall Fund of the United States, National Endowment for Democracy, Taipei Representative Office, Budapest, The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament.
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Our pieces about the panels:
- Opening speeches
- Opening keynote discussion with Margaret Eleanor Atwood
- Keeping Peace and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance
- Keynote speech – Didier Reynders: Towards re-democratization – Challenges and Opportunities within and Beyond the EU
- Towards re-democratization – Challenges and Opportunities within and Beyond the EU
- Keynote speech – Elisa Ferreira: Direct European funds for Cities
- Direct European Funding for Cities
- Keynote speech – Helena Dalli: Illiberalism and Gender – An Uneasy Relationship
- Illiberalism and Gender – An Uneasy Relationship
- Keynote speech - William Browder, Ukraine After the War – the Reconstruction of Ukraine
- Ukraine After the War – the Reconstruction of Ukraine
- Keynote speech - Věra Jourová: Going beyond EU conditionality?
- Going beyond EU conditionality?
- Keynote speech - Jan Philipp Albrecht: Safeguarding Democracy in Europe
- The Disinformation and Military Threat of Chinese Aggression – After the Invasion of Ukraine
- It’s the economy, stupid! The undervalued role of inequalities and inflation in undermining democracy
- Tomorrow’s Europe – Replacing Energy at the Centre of the European Political and Democratic Project
- Revisiting Energy Independence in the CEE Region: a Stocktaking
- Keynote discussion with Michael Shermer
- Arbiters of Truth – Defending the Public from Disinformation through Investigative Journalism, Media Literacy and Fact-Checking
- Russian Influence and the EU Integration Process of the Western Balkans
- New Autocratization Trends vs. Democratic Renewal