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Central Europe

CEF 2018 – Demand the impossible!
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The tenth Central European Forum once more hosted intellectuals and literary figures from across the continent, this year, proposing we demand the impossible, as it looked back at 1968 and 2018, analysing the continuity of ideals and their application in contemporary Europe.
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Mind the gap: illiberal democracy and the crisis of representation
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Representatives of cultural journals from across Europe look at illiberalism and the failure of institutional politics, discussing populism, the role of the liberal media, media pluralism, cultural journalism & the relationship between the internet and democracy.
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After Europe
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The OLF hosts Donatas Puslys & Aurimas Švedas in discussion with Ivan Krastev on the future of Europe. What lies behind the change in politics in Central and Eastern Europe and what could the continued development of these dynamics mean for both these states and Europe as a whole?
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The end of a post-revolutionary utopia. A Central European view
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Pavel Barša speaks at The Red House on the post-communist transition in Central Europe and why the end of totalitarian regimes in the region has coincided with a rise in support for illiberal and populist politics on both sides of the former Iron Curtain.
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Free speech in Central Europe: where are the boundaries?
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Project Forum look at free speech in Central Europe and the very different scenarios in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. A discussion about the slow and legal process of bringing a country's media scene under state control and the free speech/hate speech dilemma in a time of right wing revival.
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Krytyka Polityczna & friends: the Central Eastern Europe Meeting, 2015
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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.
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The Central European Forum, 2014 – Us and Them
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2014's CEF focussed on the concept of "us and them", on 25 years of post-communism in the former Eastern bloc and on emerging societal divisions. Participants came together to discuss a quarter century of freedom and the challenges our societies have to face as we look to the future.
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Give citizenship a chance
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While pluralism has become widely accepted in Central Europe, democratic institutions have suffered a rapid decline and a significant loss of credibility. Following Karel Schwarzenberg's observation that “this will never be the West”, Project Forum asks whether we are witnessing the emergence of a specific Central European representative democracy?
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Truth and Love
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In a time of European crisis the Central European Forum looks at the work of Václav Havel and aks where the rising tide of hatred in our societies is coming from, what role aggressive modern variants of populism are playing in this process and how we can stay true to the core values of love and truth.
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