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Conference: The Power of Parties, Money & Influence

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: June 19, 2023, 12:00 – 17:00

On Monday June 19th, 2023, between 13.00 and 18.00 am, at the Vaclav Havel Library the Democracy & Culture Foundation in collaboration with the Sekyra Foundation, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will conduct a twin event. During the first part a panel of two speakers will examine the issue of “Women in Politics and Public Space”. In the second part the Atlas organization will conduct and facilitate a four-hour citizens driven consultation on the issue of “Political parties, money and influence”. Local citizens will be asked to debate this specific issue and come up with policy recommendations that have a Czechia-oriented and universal application, which, when implemented, will contribute to strengthening the functioning of Liberal Democracy.

Ms. Ladmanova, Head of Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic and Ms. Nerudova, University professor and a candidate in the 2023 Czech presidential election will be the speakers in the panel

Andrea Venzon and Colombe Cahen-Salvador will conduct and facilitate the Consultation.

Václav Štětka will act as the moderator for the panel and as rapporteur for the Consultation

The entire event will be conducted in Czech.

The consultation is part of the “Re-Imagining the Building Blocks of Democracy”, a 3-year international project, already in its 2d year of implementation which runs in 10 cities across the world (both the Global North and the Global South) and aims through a combination of experts’ roundtables and citizens’ consultations to identify, publicize and push for implementation specific policy proposals that would help Liberal Democracy meet the challenges of our times. The proposals concentrate on five main issues (building blocks) namely people, parties-money & influence, voting, information & disinformation and the balance between legislative and executive power.


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