ABOUT FESTIVAL OF EUROPE
What is Political Festival of Europe?
In Mariager, we will create a European democratic assembly, that can gather all European nations, both within and outside of EU.
The European democratic assembly in Mariager will be an annual event, with political debates and events, alongside cultural features, catching the interest of the Europeans.
The European democratic assembly in Mariager is to strengthen the democratic dialogue between the European nations.
The European democratic assembly creates different, informal platforms for debates and dialogues, with the purpose of offering insights into present challenges, for the participants.
The European democratic assembly’s cultural content has the purpose of strengthening the fellowship, by gathering the general population. The cultural features must unite all participants at the democratic assembly, through the creation of joy and amusement.
Why do we need a European democratic assembly?
The course of EU is absolutely essential to our society, economy, and companies – and most of all to us, the citizens of Europe. That is why, we must take the opportunity to create a European democratic assembly, with debates and dialogues of informal character.
In Denmark, we have a long and strong tradition of celebrating the democracy with assemblies, where the distance between politicians and citizens is minimized.
In Mariager, we will use these elements to create the same positive results in the European context and achieve a better understanding of the differences across Europe, while strengthening the collaboration of the European Union.
The European democratic assembly is arranged in collaboration with Mariagerfjord Municipality, and support from the regional council of North Jutland. In a local context, the democratic assembly is to add value to the city and the commune.
The European democratic assembly will work to promote the democratic participation in the European Union and strengthen the fellowship of the European population. This is achieved by the arrangement of democratic assemblies with cultural activities, that unite European citizens, European politicians, organizations and companies.
The European democratic assembly is to set the framework for a celebration of the democracy. To create a dialogue, that can strengthen, and stress the community and diversity of the European Union.
The European democratic assembly will share the knowledge and the opportunities of democratic assemblies across EU, that contributes to the strengthening of the European community, through personal relations between the Europeans.
The political perspective
The European Union forms the European collaboration, the direction of which is essential to our society, economy, and companies – and most of all to us, the citizens of Europe.
In the following years, Europe will face an enormous challenge on the internal lines, due to Brexit and the resurrection of the European economy, resulting from the Corona-pandemic in the European nations. Where does that leave our many ambitions of sustainability, climate and environment?
With the establishment of the European democratic assembly in Mariager, Political Festival of Europe, we will make the euro-political debate more relevant and present for the Europeans and the many other nations in Europe. The democratic assembly in Mariager can become an essential European pole for the further development of the European Union.
The European democratic assembly in Mariager is politically independent
The European democratic assembly is to promote respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and equal opportunities for individuals.
The European democratic assembly will promote respect for human rights, the rights of minorities, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men.
The European democratic assembly will promote the freedom of speech, thought, and the written word in a diverse Europe.