October 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Democracy on the Line

As the European Commission prepares the much-awaited European Democracy Action Plan, a flagship initiative that seeks to strengthen democracy and promote digital literacy, the Lisbon Council convened the Town Hall Meeting on Democracy on the Line. Věra Jourová, vice-president for values and transparency at the European Commission, delivered a forceful keynote sharing her vision for making Europe the world leader in election integrity, democratic values and authentic discourse. Raphaël Glucksmann, member of the European Parliament (France, socialists and democrats) and chair of the special committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European union, including disinformation (INGE), joined the discussion and shared his passion for safeguarding democracy and making the forthcoming European initiative a success. Paolo Celot, founder and secretary-general of the European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI); Marisa Jimenez Martín, director for public policy and deputy head of European Union affairs at Facebook; and Hans Martens, head of digital citizenship at European Schoolnet, joined the discussion which was attended by nearly 100 VIPs and stakeholders.

Watch the Town Hall Meeting on Democracy on the Line

Visit the European Democracy Action Plan homepage on the European Commission Website