Dictator-in-waiting or man of the people? De Balie look at Erdoğan's rise to power and discuss Turkey's future under his leadership after a year full of turmoil. In the midst of regional conflict, is Turkey now on its way to becoming a dictatorship or is Erdoğan the new father of the people and a figure of stability in troubled times? Read more!
Towards a new Europe With a succession of crises and an ageing population, Europe can feel like it has seen better days. With this series CCCB looks for Europe's new utopias, asking what we can learn from our past achievements and how we can establish new ones moving forwards. Read more!
Forwards through adversity The influx of newcomers to Europe's shores overwhelmed many states and threw our politics into disarray, but, where states failed, civil society often stepped into the breach. How can we learn from the actions of the past year and historical examples to ensure that civil action strengthens our democracies going forwards?
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Beyond placebos The 2016 edition of the Central European Forum looked for antidotes to despair in a region staggering under the weight of anti-democratic sentiment. How can we deal with the variety of nihilisms with which we find ourselves confronted and what must we do to ensure that our liberal democracies adapt to the many challenges posed by globalisation? Watch the recordings!
A literary journey The Freiblickinstitut looks at migration, immigration and exile in a full day comprising both a readathon and a debate. Through literature and discussion they look at how we talk about the movement of peoples and at past scenarios of both such movements and of individual experience.
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A world in flux September 2016 sees Vienna's first ever Vienna Humanities Festival. Under this year's motto, andernorts/out of place, the festival will feature around 40 discussions, readings and talks on the movement of ideas, objects and people, seeking to provide clarity on the constant flow of the modern world around us. Watch the recordings!
Splendid isolation? With the issue causing divisions in the government and polls suggesting that the referendum on the UK's continued membership of the European Union is currently too close to call, Talk Real visited London to look both at the referendum itself and at its implications for the rest of Europe.Watch the recording!
Coming over here, taking our... How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As we see a new wave of populism feed on and promote fears of migration, then grow large on the backs of the distrust it has sewn, The Red House looks to untangle the many woven threads linking populism, migration and institutional mistrust. Watch the video highlights!
A failed experiment...? Kultura Liberalna tackles the problem of a re-emergent European right, looking at the status of multiculturalism in Europe and asking what steps we need to take to emerge from the fear of the other, which seems to presently be retaking much of the continent. Has multiculturalism failed and what is the future of migration in Europe? Watch the video highlights!
The letter of the law? Following the eviction of a family activists looked to improve the integration and conditions of Roma living in Poland. One measure adopted was a series of workshops, which promoted co-operation between the stakeholders involved. On the conclusion of these workshops, Krytyka Polityczna brought state, civil society and local Roma together to discuss their outcomes, resulting in this debate. Watch the video highlights!
Migration More and more Bulgarians live abroad and even more would jump at the chance were it to be offered to them. What is the reality of their time abroad and what is it that they wish to achieve: do the majority go intending to come home or do they expect it to be a one way trip? [video highlights]
Integration The well known Islamic Philosopher Tariq Ramadan discusses the integration of Muslims within Western societies and the ramification of the Arab Spring. How will it change the relationship between the West and the Middle East and what does it mean for European Muslims? [video highlights]