Danish people's political festival

Bornholm is hosting People's political festival (Folkemødet)

21 Jun 2018

The Folkemødet is an annual festival where the Danish citizens can meet with the Danish politicians and engage in debates on various topics. This is a 4-day extensive event where all participants are happy to celebrate democracy and get closer to their politicians, different organisations and all kind of public groups.

The Folkemødet is an annual festival where the Danish citizens can meet with the Danish politicians and engage in debates on various topics. This is a 4-day extensive event where all participants are happy to celebrate democracy and get closer to their politicians, different organisations, public groups and vice versa. This is done by providing a common platform to all participants in the form of debate panels, informative meetings and speeches with the aim of strengthening the democratic dialogue between the citizens and the government.

This year as the tradition follows, the festival was held on the island of Bornholm, where 3000 events took place in four days with over 100 000 participants present, including citizens, different organisations, political party leaders, ministers, mayors, etc. The festival was divided in seven main theme areas such as “The Future”, “Camp Justice”, “Life & Soul”, “Food & Opinions”, etc. Another sector was the “Energy Area” where the “Danish Energy cities” of the SmartEnCity network had their own tent and program with planned debates in regards to climate change and green transition of cities. The “Danish Energy cities” - Frederikshavn, Horsens, Høje – Taastrup, Middelfart, Ringkøbing – Skjern, Skive and Sønderborg decided to organise a debate tent covering many topics that target mainly the climate issues which also relate to their green city transitions. You can learn more about the “Danish Energy Cities” of the SmartEnCity network here (in Danish).

Find more information about program, debates and topics at the SmartEnCity Network secion of this website.