While some indicators seem to show that democracy is on the decline in the world, it remains the political foundation of the European Union and its member states. However, democracy in Europe seems to suffer from a widespread crisis: fluctuating electoral mobilization, decline in the quality of public debate, redefinition of the media landscape considering social networks, illiberal temptations… There are many warning signs. At a time when France presides over the Council of the European Union, shaken by the war taking place at its Ukrainian borders, what future can we imagine for democracy in Europe?
During the 3 hours of the event our guests, cultural actors, journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, sportsmen, will exchange directly with a small group of public participants around their projects and their vision of the future in their field.
The Agreement adopted at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015 establishes, for the first time, a global framework to combat climate change and to accelerate and amplify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable, low-carbon future. As the second largest city in the United States with more than 4 million inhabitants, Los Angeles is truly a “global city,” whose development is highly affected by environmental issues. It is in Southern California, which is severely affected by persistent and, according to many specialists, long-lasting drought. Additionally, multiple social issues must be considered. In this context, initiatives exist to propose a more sustainable development model: fair, efficient, and environmentally friendly.
The Covid pandemic seems to have transformed our way of life. A new organization of time and of our social practices has emerged and evolved under the effect of the fluctuations of the restrictions imposed by the sanitary constraints. Our relationship to culture has also been modified: confinement has limited access to many physical cultural goods and has eliminated access to out-of-home culture. Has this new spatio-temporal framework, centered on the home, permanently modified our practice of leisure? Do cultural institutions question their role in society and their relationship with the public considering these changes?