It has been widely accepted that the values of Article 2 TEU are intrinsically interlinked. However, it could be argued that the notion of democracy – compared to the rule of law – is somehow ‘neglected’ in the current European discourse. The ongoing rule of law crisis in some member states may trigger an important question: What if the real issue behind the backsliding is actually about the erosion of democracy? One may also ask: Are there distinctive features of ‘democracy’ in the European Legal Space? Should the EU shift its focus from enforcing the rule of law to strengthening democracy? Or even: Is restoring the rule of law in the name of democracy the key to tackling its backsliding? These questions will be addressed during the re:constitution Seminar on ‘The Democratic Dilemma – The Forgotten Value in Article 2 TEU’ at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law in Budapest, 10-11 February 2022.
This re:constitution Seminar is a closed event, participation upon invitation only.