High level group conference on European democracy at the Committee of the Regions

This morning, the Committee of the Regions organised a high level group conference on European democracy.


Herman VAN ROMPUY, Chair of the CoR High Level Group on European Democracy, President Emeritus of the European Council and President of the College of Europe, opened the conference along with Apostolos TZITZIKOSTAS, President of the European Committee of the Regions, Governor of Central Macedonia Region, and Manfred WEBER, Chair of the "European Democracy" Working Group of the Conference on the Future of Europe, Member of the European Parliament, President of the EPP Group. Herman VON ROMPUY also did the conclusions of this high level conference.


Three professors of the College were also invited to moderate sessions of this conference.

Didier GeorgakakisDidier GEORGAKAKIS, Professor in Political Science (Univerisité Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and EG coordinator at the College of Europe, moderated the panel on Democracy and legitimacy: a democracy that delivers, democracy as a value.




NikolaidisKalypso NICOLAIDIS, Professor at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute and visiting professor at the College of Europe, moderated the second panel Modern democratic systems: How can participatory democracy strengthen representative democracy?



Olivier CostaOlivier COSTA, Director, European Political and Governance Studies Department, College of Europe, moderated the last panel on Strengthening European democracy across all levels: Local, regional, national and European.


The full program of the conference and the video of the conference are available here.