At the People’s Meeting, we honour Danish democracy and solidarity. The main purpose of the People’s Meeting is to strengthen Danish democracy and dialogue in Denmark.
This is done by creating a new framework for meetings between decision-makers in the private sector, interest groups and politicians from the Danish Folketing, municipalities, regions and the EU, and by giving ordinary citizens the opportunity to meet these decision-makers in person.
The People’s Meeting has grown from an event with 10,000 participants in 2011 to a whopping 113,000 people in 2018 who dropped by over the course of the four-day festival in Allinge.
It was also attended by 1,136 organisers, and over 3,000 events were held.
The People’s Meeting in Allinge began as a tradition in 2011, inspired by a similar Swedish event.
Starting in 1968 at the initiative of Olof Palme, the Swedes have organised the annual “Almedalsveckan” festival on Gotland with a variety of democratic, political debates as well as all kinds of popular events and gatherings.
Our thanks to Joshua Tree Photography for the pictures