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? Listen to the recordings!
Working together From the 27th-30th August, activists from across Central and Eastern Europe came together to discuss how to strengthen their co-operative efforts and how to further build up and empower communities and individuals throughout the region. Listen to and watch the recordings!
Responsibility and Citizenship As we approached the European Year of Citizens, Felix Meritis asked participants in the Amsterdam Conversation 2012 what role citizens had to play in a future Europe. Later, the abstraction of the financial industry and financial products were discussed, with the hope of preventing future crises like the one we are presently experiencing. [video highlights]
Protest In order to keep the memory of political occupations alight, Depot, Vienna, brings us back to Europe and takes a closer look at the European traditions of occupation as a political tool. Examples both past and present are discussed by those with personal experience of what they speak. [video highlights]
The open gathering of all, the plenum, was used to organise the students’ rebellions in Zagreb in 2009 and Belgrade in 2011. During the protests in Bosnia in 2014, plenums also became a public space in which to bring citizens back to politics and to give them the power to take collective decisions.
Summing up our shared views and the information we had acquired about initiatives, examples and histories of resistance, CZKd therefore invited their colleagues and the broader public to a free summarising discussion in the form of plenum.
The equal treatment of all the participants and the direction of the discussion was provided through moderation by Igor Štiks, with the hope of coming up with a declaration on our future solidarity and a potential modality for common actions.