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07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populism

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Hauptschule
Breakout / EU's future
english language

From integration to creating more equal chances of participation, civil society plays an essential role in the construction of a pluralistic and diverse society. Thus, it helps to shape the concept of ‘European citizenship’ aiming towards a united Europe. What plausible options beyond institutional democratic structures can facilitate organising and opening a European civil society? How can civil society further develop a narrative that rejects populist discourses and instead presents a Europe built upon the foundations of solidarity and belonging?
Additional input to this topic is offered during the plenary on ‘Democracies under pressure’ and in the Breakout Session 19 ‘The media and populism’.

Speakers

Club Leader, Slovenská debatná asociácia, Bratislava (tbc)
Theater/film director, youtube vlogger and founder of Country For All, Budapest
Co-founder and board member of Operation Libero (Switzerland); Senior Research Fellow Max Planck Institute fort he Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen
Journalist and presenter, SRF - Swiss Radio and Television, Zurich (tbc) Chair

Márton GULYAS

Theater/film director, youtube vlogger and founder of Country For All, Budapest

 Márton Gulyás (1986) theatre and film producer/director. Previously managing director for over half of a decade of Krétakör (Chalkcircle) Ensemble. Gulyás has presented his productions in Budapest, the Berlin Biennale, and the Münich Opera Festival. He is the host of Hungary’s biggest political youtube channel: slejm. He is also founder and activist of the Country For All movement.

Dr. Stefan SCHLEGEL

Co-founder and board member of Operation Libero (Switzerland); Senior Research Fellow Max Planck Institute fort he Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen

 Stefan Schlegel is a legal scientist. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Berne in Switzerland. Stefan got involved in Immigration Law as a student and volunteered in local NGOs providing legal advice to irregular migrants and asylum seekers. Stefan is a co-founder of the young Swiss Think Tank "foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik" and a former member of its board. In 2014, Stefan co-founded the political movement and campaigning organization "Operation Libero" that is fighting for an open and tolerant Switzerland in an open and tolerant Europe. He is a member of its board and responsible for its political program. He is a Senior Research Fellow at a Max Planck Institute in Göttingen (D).

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

13:30 - 16:30My Europe: How to tell the storyPartner
17:00 - 18:30OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 20:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Alpbach Hike: MindfulnessPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Development dialogues: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 10: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
14:30 - 15:45Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
16:15 - 17:30Democracies under pressurePlenary
18:00 - 19:00The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial

27.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 12: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 13: Defending democracy in the digital ageBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 14: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 15: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 16: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 17: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 19: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
14:30 - 15:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
16:15 - 17:45European Union - Russia: What to do? (Что делать?)Plenary
18:15 - 19:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council presidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

09:00 - 10:30The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Global transformations towards a sustainable futurePlenary