4th Online Democracy Reform Conversation

The fourth edition of Democracy Conversations featured the conversation between the Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs Tiago Antunes and two of the Observatory experts – Senior Advisor at Bertelsmann Stiftung Dr. Dominik Hierlemann and Associate Director and Head of the European Politics and Institutions Programme at EPC Dr. Corina Stratulat. The conversation revolved around several crucial questions: what is the current reform ambition in the EU? how is the EU internal reform linked to the EU enlargement ambition? how should both processes unfold next to each other, what kinds of commitments and roadmaps do both processes require? The participants have also discussed how could both the internal reform and enlargement be done ‘differently’ this time, what is required for better and more sustainable results of both and, importantly, what could be the role of citizens in both processes.

Democracy Conversations (4) with Tiago Antunes, Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Corina Stratulat, Associate Director & Head of Programme, European Policy Centre, Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Advisor, Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Moderator: Jacki Davis, Meade Communications

This was the fourth online event of the EU Democracy Reform Observatory’s “Democracy Reform Conversations”. The EU Democracy Reform Observatory is a joint initiative of Bertelsmann Stiftung, European Policy Centre, King Baudouin Foundation, and Stiftung Mercator, to foster debate on modernising European democracy.