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01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of Democracy

Breakout / Foreign Policy
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After the 2014 European elections we will more than ever have to deal with the democratic deficit of the EU. Where, if at all, is European democracy taking place? Where can we find a European demos: In the European Parliament? In online fora? On the streets? How can democracy be reinvented? Where do we find political innovation?

Director, MNE - Forum Youth and Nonformal Education, Podgorica
Independent Artist, Skopje
Director, Asociatia, Bucharest
Project Manager Europe, ERSTE Stiftung, Vienna Chair


Director, MNE - Forum Youth and Nonformal Education, Podgorica

Executive director at Youth of Montenegro; NGO;Podgorica, Montenegro Program director at Montenegro Training Forum DOO; Podgorica;Montenegro Independent trainer, Bureau for education, Ministry of Education and Sport, Montenegro Executive director, Forum MNE (Forum mladi i neformalna edukacija) National NGO; Podgorica;Montenegro Local correspondent, ETF project on Key Competencies in Teacher Education in Montenegro Local support, ETF Project on Teacher Training in Key Competencies in Montenegro National expert and Evaluator, Lux Development, Montenegro Evaluator, Montenegro, KulturKontakt, Austria Co-host TV show- 100% open talk show on local, regional and global current society subjects
since 2010


Independent Artist, Skopje

"Film Marathon", Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia "Justice in Focus", P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia "Space for Protest", National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia "49th October Salon", (curated by Bojana Pejic), Turkish Bath, Belgrade "Reliquaries of Empires Dust", (Adam Nankervis), Museum MAN/ the Bereznitsky Gallery, Berlin, Germany "The Renaming Machine", (curated by Suzana Milevska), (Catalogue) Open Space, Vienna "Art Takes Times Square", Times Square, New York
 Solo exhibitions:
 Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects:
  "The Renaming Machine", (curated by Suzana Milevska), Jakopic Gallery, Ljubljana
  "Expanded Painting", (curated by Paco Barragan) Space Other,Boston, USA
  "Spirit of the Epoch-A Decade of Painting", (Curated by Paco Barragan) MIAC, Lanzarote, Spain
  "Protests: 6 Case Studies", P74, Ljubljana


Director, Asociatia, Bucharest

Director, Association, Romania Co-editor, IDEA Arts + Society magazine, Romania
since 2006
since 2008


Project Manager Europe, ERSTE Stiftung, Vienna

Diplomstudium der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Politikwissenschaft, Geschichte und Slawistik, Universität Wien Doktoratsstudium der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Wien Projektassistent im Büro des österreichischen Bildungsbeauftragten, KulturKontakt Austria, Projektbüro Podgorica

Political Symposium

show timetable


09:00 - 10:30Not Just an IslandCulture
12:00 - 13:30OpeningPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
17:30 - 18:00Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of ArtCulture
19:00 - 20:30“Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In…Culture


07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
10:00 - 11:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and CooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
20:00 - 21:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner


07:00 - 07:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
07:10 - 08:30Generational InequalityPlenary
09:00 - 10:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
10:15 - 10:30Closing RemarksPlenary