Super election year 2024 - Europe's democracy under pressure

Trust in democracy, its institutions and the work of politicians has been declining in Germany and Austria for years. Distrust in the functioning of the political system is particularly high among young people and the lower economic third of the population. At the same time, more and more citizens are participating in decision-making processes at local level and new small parties are emerging. This social climate seems to favor the success of populists, and right-wing parties are on the rise across Europe. The fragmentation of the party landscape goes hand in hand with the decline of the "traditional" mainstream parties. Against this backdrop, will it even be possible to form stable government alliances in the future and how resilient is the liberal constitutional state against the threat from the right? Bela Nikolai Anda, Founder & Managing Director Anda Business Communication, Alma Zadic, Federal Minister of Justice, Kersti Kaljulaid, President Kaljulaid Foundation, Tamara Ehs, Researcher & Consultant Ehs & Fils Democracy Consulting, Beate Meinl-Reisinger, Chairwoman NEOS, and Philip Kucher, Member of the National Council SPÖ, will discuss these issues.