The Club holds annual round-table meetings
in the city of Tampere, Finland. The meetings take place
in the Tampere Hall, which provides excellent facilities
for both meetings and larger conventions.
The XI Tampere Club Meeting is held on 10th - 12th September 2012. The general theme of the meeting is "Challenges of Welfare State". The Meeting is held at the Tampere Hall.
The X Annual Tampere Club Meeting
The Tampere Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary by holding a Jubilee Seminar and Meeting on "Democracy and Law". The date is 7 - 9 September 2011 and the venue is the Tampere Hall.
The IX annual meeting took place on Tuesday 31 August - Wednesday 1 September 2010 at the
Tampere Hall. The General theme of the Meeting was Democracy and Knowledge.
In 2009 the VIII annual meeting's General theme was "Democracy
and Security". Presentations were held by Professors Geoffrey Brennan and Ruth Zimmerling.
In 2008 the VII annual meeting's general
theme was"Democracy and Social Progress". Professors
Michael Baurmann, Ruth Zimmerling, Reinhard Zintl and Teivo
Teivainen opened the sessions.
In 2007 theme was "Democracy and Varieties
of Fundamentalism". Main speakers were Professors Michael
Baurmann, Russell Hardin, Avishai Margalit and Jorge Larraín.
The general topic of the V meeting of The
Tampere Club in 2006 was "Varieties of Democracy".
Professors James Fishkin, Juan Carlos Bayón, Bruno
S. Frey and invited guest Professor Maija Setälä
were the main speakers. Articles based on the discussions
in the meeting will be published on The Tampere Club Series
The IV meeting was held in 5-6 September
2005. The general theme of the meeting was "Inequality
In the III meeting the general topic was
"Social and Cultural Conditions of Democracy".
The topic of the II meeting, held 18-20 September 2003 was
"Globalisation and Democracy” and the topic of
the I Tampere Club meeting, held 8–10 July 2002, was
"Future of Democracy”.
The meetings themselves are open to the
media but not to the public. They are high-level round-table
meetings, whose informative value is surely significant.
However, this information will be targeted primarily at
key policy-makers, leaders of societal opinion and academics
from many countries rather than directly at the general