Panel 5: Why is Europe still alive?

Monday November 18th, 2013
Karel Schwarzenberg: Civil society begins at home. It means that citizens start working on things themselves and don’t wait for the authorities to do it for them. It often starts small, e.g. by cleaning a local park or plastic bottles...

Panel: 4: Save the citizen!

Lucinda Creighton: The thing that struck me most about the crisis in Ireland was the degree to which the Irish government at the time continually denied there were problems. We were told the country had sufficient cash reserves but all...

Panel 3: Bloodlands

Timothy Snyder: “Bloodlands” exists only because of the sources – because of people who died not long after saying or writing what they did. One of the striking things about this book is that we have sources like that, that...

Panel 2: Don’t act, think!

Sunday November 17th, 2013
Egon Gál: Obama’s election does not mean that a time will not come again when he could not be elected, while someone like Kotleba could be elected mayor in Slovakia. You can’t change human beings. The only thing that has...

Panel 1: Citizen amnesia

Saturday November 16th, 2013
Filip Radunović:   Central European Forum revives the spirit of the authentic intellectual discourse of the 1970s and 1980s. Where are the Schumanns, Adenauers and Havels of today and of tomorrow?   How can citizens translate their ideas into political discourse? Central...