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On Saturday Elevate focuses on new ideas and approaches for a democratization of Europe. More and more initiatives campaign for new participatory forms of democracy. What´s their potential?

In the afternoon four sessions shed light on especially important developments and put them in relation to today´s state of democracy. After a talk the audience is warmly invited to participate in each session. Topics include the rise and transformation of Europe´s extreme right as well as the EU´s border and asylum policies. Other sessions focus on socio-ecological perspectives for Europe beyond economic growth and capitalism, European climate policies and civil society’s attempts to campaign for climate justice. After that a panel discussion will debate various visions for a socially just, ecologically sustainable and democratic Europe. 

Before the day is concluded with a screening of the inspiring documentary Yallah! Underground, three courageous activists share stories about their work with Elevate´s Daniel Erlacher and the audience. 

Forum Stadtpark

09:30 - 12:30

Workshop Our Struggle for Democracy

13:00 - 14:30

Discussion Rethink Europe 1+2

15:00 - 16:15

Discussion Rethink Europe 3+4

16:30 - 17:00

Discussion Rethink Europe Puzzle

18:00 - 19:30

Discussion Democratize Europe!

20:00 - 21:30

Discussion Outstanding Activism

22:00 - 23:45

Film Yallah! Underground

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