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What is the future for political parties in Europe?

Starts: 31/03/2010 - 2:00pm
Ends: 31/03/2010 - 5:30pm  

Location: London Metropolitan University, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3

Political parties are in a crisis of membership in many European countries, just at a time when European political parties are trying to establish themselves.   What is the future for political parties in Europe?  Can European political parties seize the chance to define a new kind of party that is better suited to contemporary forms of political engagement which often take place outside 'formal' political institutions, and what new means of participation can they define?  What are the possibilities opened up by the Lisbon Treaty now that it is in force?

Speakers Andrew Duff (MEP), John Palmer (European Policy Centre), Henning Meyer (Global Policy Institute), and the Federal Trust's Director Brendan Donnelly will attempt to provide some answers and invite your questions.   This conference is part of the European Alternatives 'Future of Representation' series, in partnership with the Federal Trust and supported by the European Parliament.

Followed by a drinks reception.

The Federal Trust for Education and Research
31 Jewry Street
London EC3N 2EY
Tel: +44 (0)20 7320 3045
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