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Online Election Debate - The Netherlands in a Global World

When:Th 18-02-2021 20:00 - 21:30

Online Election Debate

The Netherlands in a global world

Date: 18 February 2021
Time: 8pm to 9.30 pm
Where: Online
Language: English
Organised by: Globalisation Studies Groningen and SIB Groningen
Zoom link can be found here.

Meeting ID: 813 6055 9036
Passcode: 585635

The Dutch elections for the House of Representatives will be held on 17 March 2021. In this debate we will have a look at The Netherlands in a global context. We will talk to party representatives from both sides on the political spectrum. What are their views on global topics like climate, the EU, Brexit, and migration.

Representatives in the debate are:

VVD- Ruben Brekelmans
CDA - Jaap Jonkers
GroenLinks - Stephanie Bennett
PVDA - Mikal Tseggai
Volt - Bibi Wielinga

Moderated by Maarten Lemstra and themes introduced by Dr. Clara Egger.

Programme and Debate themes:

20.00 - 20.10     

Welcome – Introduction

20.10 - 20.30

Introduction of theme 1 – The Netherlands and Great Power Politics 

Debate: “The Netherlands should take a pragmatic and not principled stance towards great powers”

20.30 - 20.50

Introduction of theme 2 - Netherlands and the EU in Times of Crisis

Debate: “To be able to address current and future crises, the solidarity among EU member states should be strengthened”

20.50 - 21.10

Introduction of theme 3 - Migration and Development Assistance

Debate “The Netherlands should take a much more active stance in the fight against global inequalities”

21.10 - 21.25

Introduction of theme 4 - Climate Change and Sustainability

Debate: “The Dutch policy toward climate change and sustainable development is too little, too late”