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.
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From inside out With Turkey seemingly never far from the headlines, Index editor Rachael Jolley talks to Kaya Genç about his new book and Turkey's social, historical and geographical dividing lines. Join us as we delve into Turkey and look to find out more about people's concerns within the country
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Why Euromaidan? On the 3rd September, members of the Ukranian editorial board of Krytyka Polityczna and representatives of Kyiv's Visual Culture Research Centre came together to discuss the origins and motivations of the participants in 2013-14's Euromaidan. Answering those questions you haven't felt able to ask, Wednesday's speakers looked to fill the Warsaw audience in on the background to the protests. Watch the video highlights!
Ukrainian pluralism Ukraine: Thinking Together looked back at the last six months in the Ukraine, the historical origins of recent events, how these happenings fit into European traditions of protest and what lessons can be drawn from Yanukovych's downfall and all that has transpired since then. See the lectures!
Freedom of expression In this Red House debate a selection of concerned parties look at the results of the recent AEJ survey on Bulgarian press freedoms, seeking both the causes of the present situation and looking at how things could be improved in the future. [Read the report!]
Russian Futures And what about the future of Russia? Will public dissatisfaction with widespread corruption and the fallibility of key institutes suffice to bring about change or are reactionary mentalities so ingrained and distrust of modernity so prevalent that the near future will continue to mirror much of the country's recent past? The Sakharov Centre takes a closer look at the political dynamics determining sentiment in Russia today. Watch the video highlights!
Political Honesty In a time of European crisis the Central European Forum looks at the work of Václav Havel and aks where the rising tide of hatred in our societies is coming from, what role aggressive modern variants of populism are playing in this process and how we can stay true to the core values of love and truth.
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Youth Radicalism When the Arab Spring was sparked off by youth led protests, a string of copycat demonstrations occurred throughout Europe as the previously apathetic Western youth refound its voice. As Europe's economic woes continue, the Institute of Ideas considers where this new rebelliousness may lead. [video highlights]
A Depot TTT debate
Protest 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. [video highlights]
A Red House TTT debate
Protest 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?
A deBuren TTT debate
Political Unrest 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? [video highlights]