Democracy Festivals

Participatory democracy in the making

Democracy festivals are social platforms where people can physically get together, talk to each other, listen, get inspired, exchange opinions and debate their ideas.

Our locations

 Democracy Festivals in the Nordic-Baltic Region

 

Diskusijų festivalis „Būtent!“

Democracy Festivals, Lithuania

Fundur Fólksins

Democracy Festivals, Iceland

Almedalsveckan

Democracy Festivals, Sweden

SuomiAreena

Democracy Festivals, Finland

Sarunu festivāls LAMPA

Democracy Festivals, Latvia

Folkemødet

Democracy Festivals, Denmark

Arvamusfestival

Democracy Festivals, Estonia

Arendalsuka

Democracy Festivals, Norway
What is a Democracy Festival?

Democracy Festivals are the platforms for a constructive political dialogue across opinions, age, gender and hierarchy where people come together each summer to discuss how to improve their countries. Civil society activists, entrepreneurs, government officials, ministers and people at large sit together and casually talk about how to make their country a better place for everybody.

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NATIONWIDE

SOCIAL BENEFIT

FREE ADMISSION

PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

INFORMAL ATMOSPHERE

CONVERSATIONS AND DIALOGUE

Now is the time to work together.

In the midst of everything going on in the world we, the organisers of democracy festivals all over the region, feel there’s an urgent need of cooperation. We feel there’s a need to grow together, share ideas and solutions, inspire entrepreneurs, build a network.

We have gone viral

We can proudly say that Democracy Festivals have gone viral in the Nordic-Baltic Sea region. They are all well-known and respected in their countries, they have all become must-attend events for everybody who is interested in the country’s future.

Recent posts and news

News

Nordic Council of Ministers helps spread participatory democracy

June 18, 2018

Nordic Council of Ministers has granted Democracy Festivals funding to carry our project further for another year.

Our Partners

To rescue democracy, we should go outside. Real spaces, not digital ones, will fix our politics.

- Alex Pentland, Nautilus Magazine