The People's Meeting - "Folkemødet" in Bornholm

11 - 14 June 2015 on the island of Bornholm. The PM gives us a very special opportunity to celebrate, promote and develop our ideas about democracy, active citizenship and non-formal adult learning.


Democracy in the open air in June every year!

 

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Ongoing debate in DAEA's tent is catching attention


DAEA and our member organisations
 
We are heavily represented at the People's Meeting. The PM gives us a very special opportunity to celebrate, promote and develop our ideas about democracy, active citizenship and non-formal adult learning which are all core issues in our daily work.

What is the People's Meeting?
The People's Meeting is Denmark's yearly open air festival about the society's opportunities and challenges. The People's Meeting is a political festival providing a unique platform for open debates between politicians, businesses, NGOs and common citizen. It aims at strengthening democracy and dialogue in our country and the seminars and encounters are free of charge and take place in an informal setting.

The first PM was arranged in 2011 with 250 events and 10.000 people. In 2014 there were more than 2.000 events and app. 80.000 participants took part. We are eager to see how many people will find their way to The PM 2015. 

Who are attending?
The leaders of all the political parties in Denmark attend together with government ministers, MEPs plus many mayors and councilors from all around Denmark and also from our neighbouring countries. The People's Meeting is open for everybody who wants to participate in the various meetings and events.

Who arranges the People's Meeting?
It is coordinated by the authorities of Bornholm but organised by all those organisations, political parties and groups who register beforehand for arrangements, debates, seminars, events etc. Ie. the paricipants are also the organisers = democracy in real life.

Where and when does the PM take place?
The People's Meeting takes place every year in June in at the northern coast of the island of Bornholm.

Most events are in Danish as is the official website of the People's Meeting and DAEA's feedback from our participation.

Dialogpris 2012

This stautue represents the Dialogue Prize. In 2014 it was given to the chair person Pia Olsen Dyhr of the Socialist People’s Party (SF). Participants voted during the 4 days' event on which politician they considered to be the best listener and the best to go into dialogue with his/her counterparts and audience.

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DFS linkThis topic in Danish

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Present Danish minister of Culture at a previous PM, Ms. Marianne Jelved

PilThe official People's Meeting website


PilDAEA in the People's Meeting (in Danish)