European spring?

There has been a long-term trend of disengagement and apathy with respect to the EU so what does the recent emergence of new social movements – the Indignados, Occupy, the Pirate Party, to name a few –represent? Is there a chance that the people could be about to forge a new European demos? A striking line up of panellists in this debate think not, and challenge us to consider what that might involve. Are they right?