Budapest Forum

(16.09.2021 – 17.09.2021)

Building Sustainable Democracies

 

Program

DAY 1 (16 SEPTEMBER, THURSDAY): BUILDING DEMOCRATIC RESILIENCE FROM BOTTOM-UP

08:30 – 08:45

Opening Speeches

 

08:45 – 09:00

Welcome speech

Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest

09:00 – 10:15

Should Mayors Rule the World? Democracy, Trust and Citizen Engagement on the Local Level

 

10:15 – 10:30

 Fit for freedom


how today’s complex crises require more resilient democracies

Keynote Speech by Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg

 

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

 

10:45 – 12:00

Session A: Responding to the Chinese Communist Party’s Strategies of Subnational Influence

10:45 – 12:00

Session B: Defeating Authoritarianism, Bottom-Up: Best Practices

 

12:00 – 13:30

Brown Bag Lunch

 

12:30 – 13:30

A small tour of Europe – the lenses of green cities

This side event is organized by the Green European Foundation

13:30 – 13:45

Presentation on Strategic Foresight


Mathew Burrows, Director, Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, Atlantic Council

13:45 – 15:15

People Power vs. the Climate Crisis

 

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee Break

 

 

15:30 – 16:45

Session A: Towards Polycentric Governance: Building Room for Democratic Experimentalism in the Political, Urban and Corporate World

 

15:30 – 16:45

Session B: Rebooting Transatlantic Relations

 

 

16:45 – 17:05

After the Fall – A conversation with Ben Rhodes

Day 2 (17 September, Friday): Towards a sustainable future

09:00 – 10:15

Session A: A new vision for Europe: where should the EU be heading?

 

09:00 – 10:15

Session B: Beyond Dystopian Visions: Social Media for the Public Good

 

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break

 

10:30 – 11:45

Session A: European Cities as Democratic Strongholds?

 

10:30 – 11:45

session B: The Future of Healthcare in a Post-Pandemic World

 

11:45 – 12:00

Introduction of the György Konrád Prize

Peter Langer, Director, European Danube Academy

 

12:00 – 13:00

Brown Bag Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Angrynomics and Ways to Strengthen the Economic Bases of Democracies

14:00 – 15:15

Session A: Overcoming Tribalism and Pernicious Polarization

 

14:00 – 15:15

Session B: Lessons of the Past for Understanding the Future

 

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break

 

15:30 – 16:45

Session A: Urban Solutions and Smart City Development


15:30 – 16:45

Session B: City Diplomacy – a New Tool for Democracy Promotion?