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Is Europe…boring?
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Europe is safe and still relatively prosperous, the largest economic unit in the world. One can travel throughout most of the continent untroubled, tourism is booming and the thought of conflict risible, however, is something missing, is Europe...boring?
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Art versus Crisis
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Youth unemployment has rocketed, the value of our currency is falling, what will the consequences of this crisis be? Will emigration become a necessity and how will this all impact upon art: will hardship bring more topics to help inspire or will a critical lack of funding leave it in the mire?
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How non-members see the EU
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What sort of prospects does European Union membership still have to offer, are countries on the European fringe still casting envious glances in our direction or are they starting to look elsewhere? Representatives from Switzerland and Turkey discuss their countries changing attitudes to the EU.
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The Bulgarian nomads: what happens to Bulgarian workers in Europe?
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More and more Bulgarians live abroad and even more would jump at the chance were it to be offered to them. What is the reality of their time abroad and what is it that they wish to achieve: do the majority go intending to come home or do they expect it to be a one way trip?
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Does today’s youth see in black and white: where does xenophobia come from?
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What is the attitude of today's youth towards skin colour, how do they perceive racism? How do they feel for example in regard to Roma and the general hostility towards them which exists in many Eastern European countries? Agora debates xenophobia and its perception by today's youth.
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Occupy in “European”
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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.
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A view from Spain: is this my Europe?
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With growing anti-Europeanism in this time of economic crisis there are signs that even traditionally pro-European countries are starting to lose their enthusiasm for the European Project. In this climate of pressure and subjectivism CIDOB looks to analyse what it means to be European in the 21st century.
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Where do we go after Orlov Most [Eagle’s Bridge]?
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Were the Orlov Most protests the birth of a new Bulgarian civil society, a minority protest or a one-off event? What are the consequences of Orlov Most, is a new and proactive Bulgarian society emerging or was this merely a momentary blip, after which society will, on the whole, remain much as before?
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The future of the welfare state
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In a time of financial instability and ageing populations what is the way forward for the welfare states we have gotten used to. Do we need to cut them down or can they be retained through intelligent restructuring. If we do have to cut them back, what impact will this have on our societies?
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Will the EU be the death of democracy?
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With the bureaucratic dominance of EU institutions and during the appointment of a rash of technocrats throughout Europe, the question is being asked, is the EU model potentially a precursor to the death of European democracy? The Academy of Ideas contemplates how this can be resolved going forward.
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An evening of indignation
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As frustration builds in the wake of the financial crisis, more and more people are taking to the streets to voice their frustrations. How should we perceive these outbursts, are they the start of something new which will change our understanding of politics or more ephemera whose longevity is to be doubted?
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