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European Union

Festival of Ideas on Europe
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The Red House co-hosts the first-ever Sofia Festival of Ideas, looking at Europe and our conceptualisations of it in the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May. What has changed in the way we look at Europe and can we come up with new ideas to help restore confidence amidst ongoing turbulence?
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Francis Fukuyama: against identity politics
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De Balie welcome the renowned American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, to a discussion with Yoeri Albrecht about Fukayama's new book on identity politics and his proposals for their acknowledgement and incorporation into our models of liberal democracy.
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Étienne Balibar: for another Europe!
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With European parliamentary elections due in two months, De Balie discuss the Dutch release of Étienne Balibar's collected thinking on the need for a federalised European state. Join Étienne Balibar, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst & Judith Sargentini as they debate possible European futures.
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Understanding the populist turn: a conversation with Frank Furedi
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De Balie Director, Yoeri Albrecht talks to Frank Furedi on populism, looking to trace the trajectory that has taken him from founding the Revolutionary Communist Party to finding positive words for Orbán's Hungary, national sovereignty and patriotism in his latest work.
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Should we be afraid of populism? A conversation with Peter Volgin
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The Red House hosts the well-known Bulgarian moderator and writer, Peter Volgin, in a discussion about his personal political trajectory. What has led to Peter's increasing critique of the liberal status quo & do we have more cause to welcome populism than we perhaps commonly perceive?
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What is Europe to us and what are we to Europe?
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How does Serbia see the EU and what is the domestic perception of how Serbia is seen by the EU? The CzKD invited speakers from a variety of disciplines to assess EU-Serbia relations and to look at how the communication of this relationship affects public thinking.
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In the margins of Europe: Russia
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CCCB and CIDOB take a look at Europe from its fringes. Starting with two discussions on Russia, this series encourages reflection on the European project, adopting the perspectives of its geographic and symbolic peripheries.
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Re:Thinking Europe with Philipp Blom & Kalypso Nicolaïdis
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De Balie honour the memory of Isaiah Berlin and speak to Philipp Blom and Kalypso Nicolaïdis about the future of Europe. Is empathy between nations key and what might encourage people to engage in the European project?
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An end to the old order? Scenarios for the end of union
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In times of change, what is the future of political cooperation in Europe? Kultura Liberalna ask whether the European Union can continue to consolidate or whether it will instead disintegrate - do we need more, less or a different Europe?
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The crisis of the European Union – limits, values & alternatives
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Are European values experiencing a crisis? Depo take a look at the EU crisis from a Turkish perspective, relating it to a global transition and investigating what sort of forms this takes in Europe and how it affects relationships between states, regions and social classes.
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What are the merits of economic contraction, is degrowth the way forward?
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People are looking for alternative economic models, among them degrowth. deBuren look at the pros and cons, asking whether the prioritisation of economic growth is harmful for our societies and environment and what the implementation of a degrowth influenced economic policy would look like.
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The exodus to Europe: has migration highlighted a European crisis of social solidarity?
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Following the summer's Greek crisis, the influx of refugees and migrants has highlighted disagreements in the EU and raised questions about our desire and our ability to come to common agreement. A debate on Grexit, Brexit, humanism, pragmatism, the East/West divide and how to move forwards.
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