Event: "Climate democracy discussions with Europe"

17th May 11.45 - 15.45 EEST
EU house, Aspazijas bulvaris 28

Join the pan-European discussions in climate democracy

In this event, NGO Green Liberty brings together different actors from policy makers, deliberative experts, practitioners, university researchers to discuss two key topics. Firstly, goals set for research on climate litigation and activism in order to promote climate justice. Secondly, how deliberative methods can strengthen climate democracy and accelerate climate transitions in order to promote citizen participation.

Together in these hyperlocal discussions between 15 countries we will bring up questions to the leading industry experts and share our opinions in the discussions.




Introduction and setting the context – placing the event within the framework of the Hybrid European Democracy Festival


Discussion: "Supporting climate action through activism and litigation"

As first part of the programme, we join a hybrid discussion between London, Dublin, Trento and Helsinki on how we can support climate action through activism and litigation.

Researchers, activists and litigants sharing their cases are: 

  • from Helsinki: Kati Kulovesi (University of Eastern Finland) and Hanna Aho (The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation)
  • from Trento: Louisa Rosemary Parks (University of Trento)
  • from London: Joana Setzer (London School of Economics)
  • from Dublin: Clodagh Daly (Community Law and Mediation) and Diarmuid Torney (Dublin City University)

Discussion is held in English.


Coffee break & networking


Disucssion "How to strengthen climate democracy with deliberative citizen participation?"

The second discussion between Tartu, Ghent and London focuses on how to promote and institutionalise deliberative citizen methods like climate assemblies in order to strengthen climate democracy.

Speakers sharing their experiences: 

  • from London: Alina Averchenkova (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • from Ghent: Precious Unegbu (Ghent University)
  • from Tartu: Teele Pehk (DD Foundation) and Vitalii Tribelgorn (citizen assembly participant)

Discussion is held in English.


Questions & reflections, sharing the main takeaways

Event location

Aspazijas bulvaris 28

EU house

About the organiser

Green Liberty aims at raising awareness about social and environmental implications of current trends in consumerism, trade and globalization, empowering people to make meaningful decisions connected with their lives directly and indirectly and opposing abuses of power.

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