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October 2014

Quo vadis, Czech education?
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How does the Czech education system look twenty five years after the collapse of the Soviet Union? Agora CE invites specialists to look at the pros and cons of the national system, asking questions about the current direction, alternatives and appeal; do students, both abroad and at home, have faith in the Czech system and what can be done to improve it?
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(Dis)trusting one another. The various faces of the other in contemporary Europe.
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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?
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It will get worse
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Kultura Liberalna asked how to tackle youth unemployment and resolve the crisis of trust in our labour markets. With high profile speakers, including Peter Szumlewicz and Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, this debate sought to analyse where the problems really lie in today's economic malaise and how these can be overcome to provide us all with a brighter future.
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Eyes wide shut? Will the future of journalism mean we are better informed?
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What is the future of journalism and will it improve or worsen the information we receive? On the 22nd October, Rachel Briggs, Amie Ferris-Rotman, Raymond Joseph and Richard Sambrook came together at London's renowned Frontline Club to take a closer look at the future of reporting might look like.
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Teenage maternity
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What happens to young mums in the Czech Republic, how many of them actually are there and what support do they receive? Agora CE and students of Gymnázium Na Vítězné look at the challenges facing girls who become pregnant.
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Europe and the crisis in the Ukrainian Republic
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The recent crisis has highlighted the conflict of interests caused by Russian resurgence and the EU's expansion in the East. In the run-up to the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, deBuren asked if the EU can guarentee stability and what, if any, meaning international treaties retain in lieu of the means and will to reinforce them.
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Biometric information and data protection
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Depot ask just how far we can trust the state to look after our private information. In this debate on biometric information and data protection, they ask where our information ends up, who has access to it and what exactly may the state do with it once it has come into their hands?
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The future of Beroun is also ours to decide upon
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In the build-up to the Czech municipal elections, Agora CE and local students developed a debate to look at the aims of local political candidates, with a particular focus on how these aims would impact upon the future and thus younger members of the community.
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