Come inside Europe – it’s Conference Time!

What does autumn bring except the first signs of winter? Well, we know at least three interesting events all-over Europe in the next two months we would like to present to you in short.

Let’s start in Czechia: The yearly Forum2000 conference will take place in Prague. This year’s topic of the 20th forum is ‘The Courage to Take Responsibility’. The life and work of Václav Havel serve as an example of democratic leadership and of taking personal responsibility for the state of public affairs and the world as a whole. The thematic areas will be the democratic leadership deficit, challenges to democracy, Havel, 20 years of Forum 2000 and interfaith dialogue. Discussions and other events held at different venues in Prague as well as the Festival of Democracy are open to the public without pre-registration. Parts of the programme will be broadcast live on the website in the video section.

Sunday, 16 October, 7pm – Wednesday, 19 October, 8pm
Prague, Žofín Palace/Mánes Gallery/Goethe-Institut


On 10 November we move on northwards to Gdansk and the conference “On Solidarity X: Mobilizing for the Commons”. From 4 – 6 November the conference will take place in the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland. The 10th edition of a series of conferences is organized by the IWM. It deals with questions regarding social movements, solidarity and the role of the nation-state, political communication and forms of mobilization. A group of approximately 35 experts from Europe and North America will discuss pressing issues relating to solidarity and the public sphere. The conference also aims at promoting a dialogue between academics and practitioners from a variety of fields. Please register here.

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3 pm – Sunday, 6 November 2016, 4 pm
Gdańsk, European Solidarity Centre (ECS)

And last but not least our journey continues to Bratislava from 11-13 November to the Central European Forum, a panel discussion with speakers from all over the world. The Central European Forum offers a platform for high-profile debates on current issues regarding Central and Eastern Europe. It started in 2009 under the patronage of the former president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel to mark the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Find more Details on the Programme here.

Friday, 11 November, 5 pm – Sunday, 13 November 2016
Bratislava, Astorka Theatre

Photo: Peter Župník (CEE Forum)