Hyperlocal European Democracy Festival

Civic Space, Climate and Environment, Public Participation, Other — Other

Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Spain — May 17, 2024 @ 12:00pm - 8:00pm GMT+02:00

Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Spain — May 18, 2024 @ 10:00am - 6:00pm GMT+02:00

in 15 European cities and online

Host Organization and Partners — DD Foundation in collaboration with the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024, TimeOut Foundation and many more partners



Hybrid European Democracy Festival is a discussion festival that seeks to connect people from all over Europe. Participants will be able to discuss new solutions, ideas and perspectives for the challenges facing Europe. For two days in May 2024, you can join the festival from over 15 locations around Europe to be part of seamless hyperlocal public discussions.

We’re building a European public sphere for the 21st century!

With the ever deepening environmental challenges, geopolitical disruptions and technological advances the global governance needs to speed up to keep up. Our hyperlocal discussions are a testing platform for a new form of international democratic discussion, allowing for a truly international thoughtful public opinion to emerge.

The salons of the future are neither physical nor digital, they are hyperlocal. Despite all the technological advances, humans stay human. And humans like human contact. So the new public sphere that can enable a truly democratic Europe has to be on a human level – this is what we call a hyperlocal format.

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