EDGE Research Day: Long-term challenges to democracy

Friday 18 October 2019, 10:45 to Monday 18 November 2019, 17:00
Institute for European Studies, VUB - room Rome and Lisbon (floor -1).

On October 18, the EDGE Programme invites you to a full day of presentations, discussions and conversations on long-term challenges to democracy. The agenda includes many activities to foster research creativity and intellectual exchange, from an academic speed-dating to the launch of the newly published EDGE book on political representation. You will also be able to join a roundtable discussion on the future challenges of democracy and a closing speech on “What Future for Parliamentary Politics and Democratic Engagement?”, by Cristina Leston-Bandeira (University of Leeds).

10.45AM-11.00AM  Welcome Coffee

11.00AM-11.15AM  Opening Speech & Short Presentation of the EDGE Programme

11.15AM-12.15PM  Academic Speed-Dating 

12.15PM-1.30PM    Standing Lunch & Launch of the Book “The Edges of Political Representation. Mapping, Critiquing and Pushing the Boundaries

1.30PM-3.30PM     Roundtable Discussion "How Well Equipped is Democracy for Addressing Long-Term Challenges?"

 3.30PM-3.45PM   Coffee Break

 3.45PM-5.00PM   Closing Lecture “What Future for Parliamentary Politics and Democratic Engagement?” by Cristina Leston- Bandeira (University of Leeds)

 5.00PM               Drinks

A detailed copy of the programme can be found below.

This event is organised as part of the VUB strategic research programme Evaluation Democratic Governance in Europe (EDGE).