What does it mean to us? Krytyka Polityczna looks back at the Russian Revolution one hundred years on, asking what we can learn from it and looking at both the dangers and opportunities provided by utopian ideologies. Watch the video highlights!
How to stop the regression of democracy? Belgrade's CZKd hosted an international meeting on the regression of democracy in Europe. With representatives of recent social movements and protests, this meeting looked at the methods, ideas, programmes, experiences, chances and obstacles in the fight to build a stronger front for democracy. Watch the videos!
The sacrificial lamb? As geopolitical interests converge, Russia has been begrudgingly accepted back into the international fold. But what of the forgotten shadow war in Eastern Europe? Could conflict in the Middle East and its knock on effect in terms of immigration to Europe lead to a favourable compromise for Russia in the Donbass region and the Crimea? Watch the recordings!
Solidarity in times of division The second Jacek Kuroń Festival took place in an extended format and with a special focus on solidarity in times of division. Featuring distinguished speakers from around the world, the festival's strong point lay in socio-political debates, but there was a wide spectrum of accompanying events, including film screenings, discovery walks, open seminars and critical art. Listen to the recording!
Contemporary debatingIs 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. [video highlights]
Southern Europe How exactly did the Southern European states acquire such massive debts and what is the best way of resurrecting their economies? Should we opt for European solidarity and move closer together to protect our combined assets or is it time that a lesson was learnt about the consequences of overspending? [video highlights]
Political Unrest Is European politics starting to witness new forms of participation which could lead to a European equivalent of the recent Arab Spring or are we just seeing a rise in the superficial politics of populism? What is the reality of European politics today and how can we expect it to look in the future? [video highlights]
All around Europe large movements have emerged. Why is this happening and in which political contexts? This recording features analysis and critical views on several of the most recent civil protests in Europe.