Budapest Forum

(16.09.2021 – 17.09.2021)

Building Sustainable Democracies

 

Gergely Karácsony


Dear Friends,

 

The City of Budapest is committed to advancing the cause of democracy, sustainability and equity. We are driven by the conviction that the critical issues of our time, be they environmental, political or social, can only be tackled by a concerted, global effort of all relevant stakeholders, including all levels of government, civil society, academia and media. We want to make our own lasting contribution to this broad discussion. Together with our collaborative partners, the Political Capital Institute and the CEU Democracy Institute, we are launching the Budapest Forum conference series, a flagship project in our international activities this year. With a strong emphasis on the role of local governments and local initiatives in promoting climate action and citizen participation, we are bringing together mayors from Europe and beyond, members of the European Commission and national governments, social activists, change-makers, prominent pundits and high-profile academics, so that we can debate and recommend policies which will make our democracies stronger, and drive us toward a more sustainable and equitable future. In addition, we will also create a new and active international network of experts and public officials, all eager to drive positive change.

 

See you all in Budapest!

 

 

Gergely Karácsony

Mayor of Budapest

Co - Organizers