Preliminary Programme


9:00 Registrations

9:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony/Speeches

  • Welcoming remarks
  • Speaker 1
  • Speaker 2

10:00-10:50 Keynote Speaker

  • The political trust deficit as a democratic issue (SpeakerTBA)
  • Discussion

10:50- 11:05  Break


11:05–11:45 Research Presentation by the ISPD

  • Research Presentation
  • Discussion


11:45-12:35 SessionReforms”, Panel 1

Institutional reforms as a tool of promoting trust

  • Political transparency via digital reforms at state level
  • Meritocracy as a foundational value for democratic governance: The issue of appointing officials to Independent Authorities and Boards of Quasi-governmental Organisations
  • Institutional checks and balances in a democracy: The issue of constitutional reforms and the case of Cyprus

Moderator: TBA

12:35-12:45 Short Break

12:45-1:35 Session Role Models”, Panel 2

In search of positive role models for initiating culture change

  • The political leadership as a provider of political socialisation: The role of political parties in an era of political apathy
  • The media and political culture: Do they shape or reflect public opinion?
  • The role of institutions and think tanks: Promoting rationalism and scientific validation at policy level

Moderator: ΤΒΑ


 13:35-14:20 Small Reception outside the conference room.