Political Parties of Finland for Democracy – Demo Finland & Kehys – The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU invite you to our winter seminar
European Union’s role in supporting democratic development
at The Visitor’s Centre of the Little Parliament (Kansalaisinfo) on Monday 13th February, 9:00 – 10:45.
Keynote will be delivered by Ken Godfrey, Executive Director of the European Partnership for Democracy, a Brussels-based organisation comprising 13 European civil and political society organisations. Mr. Godfrey will give an update on the EU’s efforts to support democracy abroad focusing on the impact of recent policy changes on EU priorities, such as the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy and the EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy 2015 – 2019
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs response will be given by Lotta Valtonen, Senior Adviser on Development Policy (Democracy and Governance) who will discuss the implementation of the EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy.
9:00 Morning coffee
9:15 Opening by Eva Biaudet, Member of Parliament, Chair of Demo Finland
9:30 Keynote by Ken Godfrey, Executive Director of the European Partnership for Democracy
10:00 Response by Lotta Valtonen, Senior Adviser on Development Policy (Democracy and Governance), Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
10:20 Discussion chaired by Rilli Lappalainen, Secretary General of Kehys
followed by conclusions by Anu Juvonen, Executive Director of Demo Finland
10:45 End of seminar
Please register to the seminar at the latest on Thursday 9th February: https://goo.gl/forms/aa986Ju2nqVUYTuC3