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A Green Wave in Europe: Will Eastern Europe follow suit?

CEU building
Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

The 2019 EP elections showed a general weakening of centrist parties, and a surprising rise in support for green parties in multiple European countries. Though the rise was most visible in Western Europe, there is mounting pressure from the general population and civil movements towards non-green political parties to “go green”. The roundtable discussion aims at making sense of the recent green wave, and discussing the possibility of a green turn on Eastern Europe, as well as the role of civil society as a conduit between a climate emergency-vary public and the political elite.

The Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Budapest cordially invite you to the roundtable discussion "A Green Wave in Europe: Will Eastern Europe follow suite?":

10:30-11:00 Registration

11:00-11:10 Welcome remarks

11:10-12:30 Roundtable discussion: Making sense of the Green Wave

· Benedek Jávor – Párbeszéd Magyarországért

· Agnieszka Kwiatkowska – Assistant Professor, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

· András Lukács – President, Clean Air Action Group, Hungary

· Diána Ürge-Vorsatz – Professor, CEU

12:30-13:30 Buffet lunch