”Folkemødet” – The People Meeting

Denmark’s Political Festival on Bornholm

The idea:

Folkemødet is a meeting of people and politicians, where Bornholm provides the venue for Danish politicians to debate current political issues.

All events are free and within walking distance of each other.

Each political party reprensented in Folketinget has the opportunity to hold a major speech

The event is inspired by Almedal Week (www.almedalsveckan.se ) in the town of Visby, Gotland in Sweden.

The time & venue:

2014 is the fourth year that Folkemødet is taking place in the town of Allinge on the north coast of Bornholm.

It begins on Thursday 12th of June and finishes Sunday 15th of June. 

What to see?

The extensive programme covers a wide variety of subject.

Most of the events is in Danish but a few is in English.

Check out the entire programme here. If you want information on a specific event, try out Google translate to give you an idea of what is happening.

In case you need assistance with translation, we have many nationalities living on Bornholm who could possible help you. If all else fails call +45 5692 1308

Who to meet?

The leaders of all the political parties in Denmark will attend together with government ministers, MEPs plus many mayors and councilors from Denmark and our neighbouring countries.

Lots of people from associations, interest groups etc.

...and of course "ordinary people"!

How to get there

Transport to, from and around Bornholm.

By air: Try www.DAT.dk

By ferry: Try www.faergen.dk

Car hire: contact your local car hire service for help.

Bus: Busses travel from the ferry terminal and airport to Allinge throughout the festival. www.bat.dk

Where to stay

Accommodation:

See http://www.bornholm.info/