Warsaw – in person & online22 February 2022, 10:00-11:30 (CET)
Efus co-organises a public debate on the prevention of hate speech and polarisation in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, with the City of Warsaw and the Union of Polish Metropolises.
Hosted by the City of Warsaw, it will take place both in person and online, and will provide European citizens with an opportunity to meet with representatives of the European institutions and local authorities in order to share their ideas, concerns and suggestions for the EU’s potential future actions and initiatives on the following topic:
Towards the prevention of the hate speech and polarisation – local level engagement with EU support.
Keeping in line with the objectives of the Conference on the future of Europe, the debate will contribute to enhancing effective multilevel governance, facilitate the exchange of good practices and bring the EU closer to its citizens. It will provide an opportunity to exchange on the role of local authorities in preventing and mitigating hate speech that can lead to polarisation and violent extremism. It will aslo be the occasion to mention good cooperation practices with relevant stakeholders and concrete tools that the EU can use to support local authorities in their preventive actions.
- Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of the City of Warsaw, Chairman of the Council of Union of Polish Metropolises
- Christian Specht, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Mannheim and Vice-President of Efus
- Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, Mayor of the City of Gdansk
- Benedek Jávor, Head of Representation of Budapest to the EU and Former Member of the European Parliament
- Jan Olbrycht, Member of the European Parliament and President of the URBAN Intergroup
- Bartłomiej Balcerzyk, Head of Communication of the Representation of the Commission in Warsaw
- Renata Kim, Journalist at the Polish edition of Newsweek