Sowing the seeds of confusion The Central European Forum is back in its seventh installment and in 2015 the speakers are looking at disinformation and the way that it's seeming infiltration of reporting is affecting the way we perceive the world around us. A weekend looking at propaganda, memory, media manipulation, Russia and the West. Watch the recordings!
crisis of trust
A question of maturity In light of the recent Scottish referendum, the Free Word Centre takes a closer look at the UK's voting age and asks, whether we should all trust 16 year olds with suffrage? With participants from the British Youth Council, the Labour party and various youth representative establishments, this debate assesses the viability of the vote for 16 to 18 year olds and its implications. Watch the video highlights!
Fact or fiction? Depo take a closer look at the Turkish media and its role in society and politics. With Esra Arsan, Sevda Alankuş and Umut Alphan, they look at the way the media has covered key recent events, such as the Gezi park protests and the 17th December processes, and consider how trust for traditional media sources has deteriorated. Watch the video highlights!
Us and them In the third of its cycle of 25th anniversary debates, The Red House looks at the distrust of institutions and figures of authority that is becoming imbedded in Bulgarian society. Looking at how the situation has developed, The Red House finds itself asking how the process of transition has destroyed trust and if it's still possible to achieve change in its absence? Watch the video highlights!
The blame game 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. Watch the video highlights!
Growing pains From the 28th-31st August, activists from across the region came together to discuss the concept of Central Eastern Europe, its development in the last twenty-five years and the actions, which they and their groups could look at undertaking to further improve the region - a meeting about regional characteristics, transition and the end of post-communism. Watch the video highlights!
Do you feel secure? Depo looks at Turkey's security politics, taking in their origin, consolidation and present development: how much do people trust their institutions and what impact do these levels of trust have upon how confident people in Turkey feel in their everyday lives? Watch the video highlights!
Perceptions of youth How are young people portrayed in traditional media, how often do they get to have their own say and how is the emergence of alternative media altering their perception within society and their ability to make themselves heard? Free Word looks at how today's youth is perceived and how the internet is changing these perceptions. Watch the video highlights!