In cooperation with the Council of Europe and our partner organisations, Kristiansand municipality will convene the fifth European Conference on Democracy and Human Rights on 6 May, 2024 in Kristiansand.  

Some of the speakers from last years conference

Complete list of speakers

Click here for the 2023 speakers 

Democracy Week

The European Conference is the main event of Kristiansand’s Democracy Week, which takes place from 2 - 8 May. This is a week filled with panel discussions, political conversations and cultural events addressing challenges regarding democracy, human rights and freedom of expression. There will be several high-level bilateral and multilateral meetings, diplomatic participation, and wide media coverage.