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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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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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European Democracy 3.0
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European Democracy: what is it, how would we design it anew, what do the youth of today see as being the best ways forward for the European Union of the future? Coolpolitics holds a brainstorming session with local members of the generation who will be the next to put these ideas into action.
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Is there a culture war on populism?
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Join Frank Furedi (Sociologist, Social Commentator & Author), David Goodhart (Journalist, Author & Head of Demography at Policy Exchange) and Elif Shafak (Political Commentator & award-winning Novelist) for a debate on what populism is and why some populisms are more equal than others. Should we understand the rise of populism as a challenge to our elites’ top-down values or a…

Angela Davis – Revolution today
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Angela Davis is a political activist and professor emeritus of philosophy. Known for her work for human rights and her opposition to racial discrimination, this lecture saw her discuss the meaning of revolution in our times. This discussion forms part of the CCCB’s Revolution or resistance? discussion series. Click here to find out more about the CCCB & other discussions…

Arundhati Roy – Idea, word and action
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In Revolution or resistance? Idea, word and action, the internationally acclaimed writer and activist, Arundhati Roy, discussed her work on anti-capitalism and Kashmir and the recent publication of her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. English-language video highlights of this debate are being produced and will appear on TTTdebates.org in the near future. To find out when this and…

Freedom of movement: shifting the paradigm – from crisis to opportunity
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Freedom of movement is a Red House Festival of Ideas on Europe discussion which features a lecture by Kilian Kleinschmidt with new perspectives on the so-called migrant crisis’ political aspects. Find out more by watching the video highlights on tttdebates.org!
Europe after Brexit
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This session looks at the state of the EU, assessing its current circumstances and its imperative going forwards. Join Torreblanca as he analyses how the return of politics has taken European institutions by surprise and discusses the historical, geographical and demographic factors coming back with a vengeance.
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The future of Europe’s economy
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This third Festival of Ideas on Europe session focuses on the economy. European Alternatives President Niccolò Milanese contemplates possibilities for democratising European economies, before a panel discusses the pros and cons of de/regulation and workers’ rights.
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Can freedom of speech be regulated?
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In the second Festival of Ideas on Europe discussion, Daniel Kaiser looks at fake news and freedom of speech, asking whether we can restrict one without damaging the other and contemplating what possibilities realistically exist for fighting the tide of disinformation.
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