The Nation & the Question of Political Activity Today

What role do political parties play in our lives? Do they matter when we consider becoming politically active? Or do we prefer to stay away from them because we have become disenchanted with their ethics and structures?

At this salon we would like to explore these questions and test a new format. Dessislava Kirova will offer a short introductory input on political parties. After this she will open the second part of the evening by offering her personal relationship and view of parties in Germany. We will invite five of you to do the same afterwards.

We want to reflect on the status quo of national parties and where they may fall short of engaging us, but also why they may still be relevant. The overall aim of the evening is to collect various views from across the world, including similarities and differences under the overall question: Quo vadis national parties and will you take us with you?