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Europe: from hope to disaffection. A Mediterranean view
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In a day of seminars, the CCCB & the British Academy look at the shift in perceptions of the EU from the perspective of Southern Europe, tracing how the European project has gone from being greeted as a positive development to having increasingly negative associations.
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Cynics or saints? The representational politics of disability
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Kultura Liberalna take a look at the recent disability protests in the Sejm, asking what needs to be done to help disabled people in Polish society and how we can avoid serious topics being reduced to vessels for political ambition and insincere promises.
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Dissidents today – from anti-communism to anti-liberalism?
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Nikolay Mihaylov talks to The Red House about the boundaries of public discussion, looking at whether liberalism itself innately restricts our ability to discuss our concerns and the conditions we need to guarantee an environment within which democratic alternatives can be widely discussed.
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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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25 years after 1989: what has happened to trust in institutions?
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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?
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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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Is it time to talk?
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Is it time to talk? discusses the merits of debating in the present climate, asking what the obstacles to effective debating are and what needs to be done to overcome them and the ensure the efficacy of our future approaches: a discussion of polarisation, accessibility and engagement.
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Forgotten Kingdoms
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In Norman Davies' new book about the hidden history of Europe, forgotten superpowers are analysed. In discussion with Luuk van Middelaar, deBuren gave the author the chance to extrapolate his findings into the present day, adjudging our present political superstructures according to the standards proved by the past.
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The Amsterdam Conversation 2012
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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.
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The European dream in times of crisis
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What is the future of the European dream in these testing times? Is it time to wake up or is there still cause for hope. Jeremy Rifkin discusses the prospects for Europe going forward, providing an American perspective to the many challenges facing the European project.
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