There are many reasons to visit and participate in Folkemødet. Whether you represent an organization, a company, a political party or you're just an ordinary citizen, taking part in Folkemødet will be an exciting experience. And a celebration of democracy depends on participation from all corners of society.
Reasons to participate:
- As an organization (NGO or IGO)
Folkemødet is an invaluable space to make your organisation, and the cause you represent, visible in public debate. It provides you with the opportunity to directly engage with and inform the public through hosting events and taking part in debates where your organisation’s voice should be heard. It gives you the opportunity to come into direct contact with policy makers, and offers a platform for debate and deliberation with them. We strongly recommend you co-host as many events as possible with other organisations, allowing you to strengthen and build your organisation’s network and outreach.
Participating in Folkemødet puts you in direct contact with the policy-makers who create the framework in which your business operates, giving you the opportunity to engage and deliberate with them on the specifics of the area you work in. It’s an invaluable platform to increase the visibility of your brand to the public, and to engage with them on projects your company is working on.
Through hosting and co-hosting event with other companies and organisations present at Folkemødet, you’ll be able to broaden and build your network, and ensure your brand is present in the workshops, debates and events that pertain to your company’s area of work.
With over 3,000 events to attend, you can curate your Folkemødet participation to both learn more about the issues that interest you, and participate directly in influencing the discussion through workshops, debates, open-mic stages, themed community dinners (to mention just a few!).
Combine your visit with some of the free concerts, art installations, meet & greets with elected representatives – all in the beautiful surroundings of Bornholm – and you’ve got an unforgettable experience. There is something for everyone, whether you’re a student looking to learn more about a particular topic (and network with all those potential employers!), a family looking for a weekend with plenty of child-friendly activities, a professional aiming to meet like-minded organisations or a pensioner wanting to come into direct contact with politicians.
Folkemødet is the perfect place to take your message, policies and vision to the public, and allows for interaction with all parts of the society you are elected to represent. No matter which party you are from or which constituency you represent, Folkemødet promises to be a weekend full of challenging debates, interesting conversations and an opportunity to engage with the public and societal stakeholders in an informal and festive way.