Budapest Forum 2023

(OCT 11-12, 2023)

Building Sustainable Democracies

 

Program

DAY 1 (OCTOBER 11, WEDNESDAY)

08:30 – 08:45

Opening Speeches

08:45 – 09:10

Welcome speech
Opening keynote

09:10 – 10:15

Keeping Peace and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45

Towards Re-Democratization – Challenges and Opportunities within and beyond the EU

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch break

12:45 – 14:00

Direct European Funding for Cities

 

14:00 – 15:15

Illiberalism and Gender – An Uneasy Relationship

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Ukraine After the War – the Reconstruction of Ukraine

 

17:00 – 18:15

Going beyond EU conditionality?

 

Day 2 (October 12, Thursday)

09:00 – 09:15

Keynote Speech

 

09:15 – 10:30

The Disinformation and Military Threat of Chinese Aggression – After the Invasion of Ukraine

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00 – 12:15

It’s the economy, stupid! The undervalued role of inequality and inflation in undermining democracy

 

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch break

 

13:00 – 13:45

Tomorrow’s Europe – Replacing Energy at the Centre of the European Political and Democratic Project

 

13:45 – 15:00

Revisiting Energy Independence in the CEE region: a Stocktaking

 

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

 

15:30 – 15:45

Keynote discussion

 

15:45 – 16:45

Arbiters of Truth – Defending the Public from Disinformation through Investigative Journalism, Media Literacy and Fact-Checking

 

16:45 – 17:45

Russian Influence and the EU Integration Process of the Western Balkans

 

17:45 – 18:45

New Autocratization Trends vs. Democratic Renewal