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01.09.2015
Timothy Snyder

Commemorative causality

Commemorative causality, the confusion between present resonance and past power, denies history its proper subject, writes Timothy Snyder. What is easiest to represent becomes what it is easiest to argue and, in lieu of serious explanations, only emotional reflexes remain. [German version added] [ more ]

01.09.2015
Sofi Oksanen

A lion in a cage

31.08.2015
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Don't fear political emotions

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Liberalism needs love

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12.08.2015
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Bodó Balázs

Pirate libraries

A central and eastern European perspective

Sites of learning Many of today's pirate libraries were born to address political, economic and social issues specific to Soviet and post-Soviet times, observes Bodó Balázs. They are now at the centre of a global debate on access to knowledge. [ more ]

28.08.2015
 

East and West

Olivier Roy

The disconnect between religion and culture

Society It is no longer possible to contrast a "secular" West with a "religious" East, writes Olivier Roy. Secularization and the de-culturation of religion are taking place in both East and West. The difference is the political forms that the de-culturated religions take. [ more ]

20.08.2015
 

A look into the latest issues

Eurozine Review

Still outraged and seeking alternatives

Journals digest "Kultura Liberalna" discusses the new industrial revolution; "Blätter" predicts that the European divide will keep growing; "Samtiden" says Europe should count itself lucky; "openDemocracy" says the Greek crisis is all about Germany and France; "Soundings" seeks European alternatives; "La Revue nouvelle" considers why the wealthy hate the Greens; "L'Espill" asks whether Podemos and Catalanism can hook up; "Osteuropa" sets the record straight on Russian gas; and "Dialogi" celebrates the power of the documentary. [ more ]

12.08.2015
Lukasz Pawlowski, Adrian Wooldridge

The new "industrial revolution"

A conversation with Adrian Wooldridge

Interview Today's revolution in knowledge and service economies is every bit as dramatic as the revolution in the industrial economy during the nineteenth century, says Adrian Wooldridge. And it is displacing or disorientating workers in the same way too, but probably at an even faster rate. [ more ]

11.08.2015
Étienne Balibar, Sandro Mezzadra, Frieder Otto Wolf

The Brussels diktat

Essay It may well be that the Euro-Summit agreement of 12 July 2015 is forced through in a process at least as brutal, and even more divisive, than the extremities of the eurocrisis seen over the last five years. But even this does not necessarily preclude the renewal of European politics. [ more ]

12.08.2015
Marina Prentoulis

Notes on Greece

Grassroots In her contribution to the editorial in Soundings' summer issue, Syriza member Marina Prentoulis assesses the options for grassroots movements in a European Union that has lost sight of any notion of a "Social Europe"; a union determined to preserve a neoliberal agenda. [ more ]

12.08.2015
Sirio Canos Donnay

The people versus the elite

The case of Spain

Discourse There are many words that neoliberalism has emptied of content – democracy, social justice, citizenship, sovereignty – that can be reclaimed, filled with progressive ideas and used to drive change. So says Sirio Canos Donnay, an archaeologist and member of Podemos. [ more ]

12.08.2015
Steffen Vogel

Grexit prevented, Europe irrevocably torn?

Governance The severity of Germany's approach to July's Euro-Summit, writes Steffen Vogel, has intensified the conflict between northern and southern Europe. Given Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble's chosen strategy, the centrifugal forces within the Union are only likely to grow stronger. [ more ]

12.08.2015
Luc Van Campenhoudt

Why have the Greens still not made it?

Politics What exactly is depriving the Greens of political success? Luc Van Campenhoudt wonders if their moral condemnation of luxury lifestyles has something to do with it; after all, the wealthier middle classes are accustomed to striking compromises when dealing with other political players. [ more ]

12.08.2015
 

Arab counter-revolution

Jean-Pierre Filiu, Samira Shackle

Who is to blame for the current chaos in the Middle East?

A conversation with Jean-Pierre Filiu

Interview The hope of the Arab Spring, as pro-democracy revolutions swept the Middle East, is now a distant memory, as the region remains in the grip of chaos and conflict. But where did it all go so wrong? Samira Shackle speaks to Jean-Pierre Filiu about the Arab counter-revolution and its jihadi legacy. [ more ]

07.08.2015
 

Reclaiming the public sphere

Boaz Levin, Vera Tollmann

Protest by proxy

New forms of power, new modes of resistance

Tactics Earlier this year, a hologram protest against Spain's new "gag law" was staged in Madrid. A proxy protest fit for the age of proxy politics? Boaz Levin and Vera Tollmann weigh up the options now that power increasingly enjoys a prerogative to obscurity, while political subjects are rendered increasingly transparent. [ more ]

05.08.2015
 

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New Eurozine partner: Poeteka

News The Albanian quarterly "Poeteka" has joined the Eurozine Network. "Poeteka" entered Albania's cultural sphere in 2005. Ever since, a self-organizing group of writers, critics, translators, scholars, social activists and artists have published their works in its pages, which constitute a cultural movement just as much as a cultural journal. [ more ]

04.08.2015
 

Gender

Kristen Ghodsee, Adriana Zaharijevic

Fantasies of feminist history in eastern Europe

A response to Slavenka Drakulic

East-West Responding to Slavenka Drakulic's recent Eurozine article on the situation of women caught up in the post-'89 transition, Kristen Ghodsee and Adriana Zaharijevic reconsider notions of "emancipation from above" and the grassroots participation of women in both the East and the West. [ more ]

31.07.2015

Andrea Peto

After "emancipation after emancipation"

On Europe's anti-gender movements

Tactics As anti-gender movements gain momentum throughout Europe, using the concept of gender as a technical category may, in the long run, prove more self-destructive than useful. Andrea Peto argues for the re-enchantment of feminist politics. [ more ]

31.07.2015

Read also Slavenka Drakulic on women's experience of post-communism

 

Russia I

Ella Paneyakh

Re-atomization

Or, the deliberate devaluation of social capital

Russia Every authoritarian state must choose democratization or collapse at some point. But Ella Paneyakh says that the Russian system is seeking a third way. It has in its sights nothing less than the social fabric: human interrelations, mutual support mechanisms and the capacity for joint action. [ more ]

30.07.2015
 
Edit András

"They are so very different from us"

Who is the stranger, who is the Other in Hungary's (art)scene?

Culture Art is suffering in Hungary's oppressively nationalist climate, writes Edit András. Criticism of the state-supported cultural system is weakened by a gradual acceptance of the new configuration; and due to general exhaustion, the protest movement among artists has also lost its vigour. [ more ]

28.07.2015
Andy Merrifield

The shadow citizenry

Right to the city The shadow citizenry is a reserve army of foot soldiers, who want in but are forced out; often defiant yet somehow disunited, disgruntled and raging in a global civil war of austerity and high frequency piracy. Andy Merrifield looks again at Henri Lefebvre's vision of urban life. [ more ]

24.07.2015
Dana Polatin-Reuben

A win for Team Internet?

On US net neutrality

Internet Given its global impact on the free speech rights of citizens versus those of corporations, the regulation of the Internet cannot be left to chance, writes Dana Polatin-Reuben. Hence the importance of recent efforts by the US Federal Communications Commission to effect net neutrality. [ more ]

29.07.2015
Simon Borel, Damien Demailly, David Massé

Between utopia and big business

On the collaborative economy

Economy The collaborative economy is often presented as a radical innovation, yet it is steeped in contradiction, write Simon Borel, David Massé and Damien Demailly. The move away from ownership to shared access can be more cost-effective and eco-friendly, but it also causes shared problems. [ more ]

28.07.2015
Alessandro Cavalli, Joschka Fischer

A purifying storm

Interview The European Union's political equilibrium is, according to Joschka Fischer, suffering from Italy's decline in the aftermath of the Berlusconi era. The country can no longer play its former role as mediator between Germany and France. Could a "purifying storm" be the answer? [ more ]

28.07.2015
Christoph Menke

The possibility of revolution

Philosophy Whether economic, political or ecological, today's crises have gone on too long. Revolution is in vogue once again, feeding off an apparent lack of solutions. But, writes Christoph Menke, by the same rationale, talk of revolution becomes a mere expression of crisis. [ more ]

28.07.2015
 

Article of the month

Robert Menasse

A brief history of the European future

Or, why we must earn our inheritance

Essay The sooner Europe gets used to a future without the nation-state, the better, writes Robert Menasse. Amnesia about what the unification project originally meant is causing a catastrophic lack of imagination about where it is heading. [ more ]

17.07.2015
 
Ulrike Guérot

Europe as a republic

The story of Europe in the twenty-first century

Change The system currently known as the European Union is the embodiment of post-democracy, says Ulrike Guérot. The solution: to turn Europe on its head. For the Europe of tomorrow is a European Republic, the embodiment of a transnational community. [ more ]

10.07.2015
Wojciech Przybylski, Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz

Where is the power?

A conversation with Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz

Empire In Europe all political thought is imperialist, says Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz. This means that politics as we know it today incorporates the experience of imperial politics from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, when the foundations of what we call "the political" were forged. [ more ]

03.07.2015
Jaroslaw Kuisz, Lukasz Pawlowski, Adam Puchejda, Tomasz Sawczuk, Aleksander Smolar

A dramatic struggle

Migration and the case of Poland

Debate In societies with colonial histories and that are traditionally open to the world, there is widespread tolerance of diversity at a fundamental level. So says Aleksander Smolar; who is afraid that, for Poland, the smallest step towards adaptation will be a dramatic struggle. [ more ]

15.07.2015
Jürgen Zimmerer

Humboldt Forum: Colonial amnesia

Representation The reconstruction of Berlin Palace is due to complete in 2019 at a cost of around 600 million euros. A former residence of German Emperors, the Palace is to house anthropological collections. But, asks Jürgen Zimmerer, where's the project's sense of colonial history? [ more ]

15.07.2015
Burkhardt Wolf

Replaying the Vietnam War

On Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard

Film In the 1960s, the Vietnam War became the first televised conflict. At the same time, filmmakers like Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard opened a new era of political filmmaking. Burkhardt Wolf explains how these events unfolded, both on and off screen. [ more ]

15.07.2015
Catherine Malabou

Only one life

On biological and political resistance

Biopower Looking to move beyond the opposition between philosophy and the life sciences, the French philosopher Catherine Malabou turns to epigenetics and cloning as fields of research that can help bridge the gap between disciplines. [Swedish version added] [ more ]

17.03.2015
 

Behind the headlines

The Greek people delivered a resounding "No" to fiscal austerity in the country's referendum on 5 July. Meanwhile, anti-austerity parties set up from scratch in Spain and Italy continue to poll highly. However, the series of emergency meetings called in Brussels to tackle the Greek crisis has spectactularly failed in terms of providing a sustainable solution. Eurozine presents a round-up of recent articles that inform the debate on Europe's existential dilemmas:

Manuel Arias Maldonado

Podemos: Much more than just a marriage of minds

Democracy If Spain did not have an agonistic democracy before, it does now. Podemos was only founded in 2014. But following its rise, a war over meanings, resources and power has broken out, writes Manuel Arias Maldonado. So what exactly are the generals thinking? [ more ]

24.04.2015
Claus Leggewie

Breaking out of the debt dilemma

How Greece can strengthen Europe

Change Political and economic relations need to be established that provide Greek society with a future in Europe, argues Claus Leggewie. Future-oriented investment in areas like renewable energy is therefore crucial. [ more ]

02.04.2015
Eric Bonse

German Europe's ascendancy

Institutions German dominance of the European Union's upper echelons has never been greater, writes Eric Bonse. All EU actors are, for now, the pawns of a "German Europe" that is stronger, and yet more vulnerable, than ever before. [English version added] [ more ]

24.04.2015
Thomas Fazi

The troika saved banks and creditors – not Greece

Debt relief Greece deserves debt relief, says Thomas Fazi. After all, most bail out money went to banks and creditors, which irrefutably puts to shame the claim that European taxpayers' money was used to save Greece and the other reckless countries of the periphery. [ more ]

11.02.2015
Étienne Balibar

A new impulse – but for which Europe?

Alternatives The triumph of the principle of competition among and within European member states has generated a continuous aggravation of disparities, writes Etienne Balibar. But the French philosopher stands by his vision of a Europe other than that of bankers, technocrats and political profiteers. [ more ]

11.02.2015
Evie Papada

Extractivism above all?

Global economics, local resistance

Resources Intensifying the exploitation of underground resources has been suggested as a solution for Europe's crisis-ridden regions. But who really owns these resources? And where do the proceeds from their exploitation go? Evie Papada reviews the situation in the villages of Chalkidiki, Greece. [ more ]

02.04.2015
Antonio Negri, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo

Democracy today is wild and constituent

The case of Spain

Flow How to create and sustain a flow of political movement? An open system of governance from below that, through continuous debate, holds together movement and government? It is possible, say Antonio Negri and Raúl Sánchez Cedillo. Moreover, it's the empowerment that is decisive. [ more ]

30.06.2015
Steffen Vogel

Grexit: Failure of the European idea

Future Even if a majority of German business leaders look upon a Grexit as a favourable option, writes Steffen Vogel, the political price of a Grexit cannot be underestimated. A Grexit would be nothing short of an act of desperation by political elites either unable, or unwilling, to find an alternative solution. [ more ]

16.06.2015
 
Thomas Docherty

Open-door policy?

On the erosion of academic freedom

Freedom of expression Silence the speaker; divide and rule the audience. If that seems extreme, attack not what is said but its potentially upsetting or offensive "tone". Thomas Docherty reports on the insidious attempts of governments to inhibit academic freedom in the UK and internationally. [ more ]

26.06.2015
Oksana Forostyna

Howl

Essay The works of Somalian-born activist and writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali show that the civilizational jump is incompatible with clan ethics, writes Oksana Forostyna of "Krytyka" (Ukraine). And given that Somalia is already a synonym for "failed state", time is of the essence in solving the Ukraine crisis. [ more ]

01.07.2015
Ketevan Kantaria, Andriy Portnov

Europe, not just Ukraine, is at war

A conversation with historian and essayist Andriy Portnov

Interview It is not only events in eastern Ukraine and the Greek crisis that will force the European Union to reinvent itself, argues Andriy Portnov, but also domestic political landscapes in Germany, the United Kingdom and France. The sum of all of these factors will force change. [ more ]

25.06.2015
Daniel Gascon, Tzvetan Todorov

Memory has a power that history never attains

A conversation with Tzvetan Todorov

Interview We should distrust those uses of memory that suit us personally or collectively, says Tzvetan Todorov. Because in reality every people, like every individual, has both dark and glorious pages in their history, and one should not reduce the past to a single element. [ more ]

30.06.2015
 

Reading between the lines

Luciano Floridi, Wojciech Przybylski

Toward a politics of information

A conversation with Luciano Floridi

Interview Privacy and identity are two sides of the same coin, argues Luciano Floridi. And yet, paradoxically, western governments are now eroding privacy in the interests of their own self-preservation. However, collecting data first and asking questions later is not a policy, says Floridi; it's an affront to one of the foundations of liberal democracy. [ more ]

29.06.2015

Sofi Oksanen

A lion in a cage

On the Finlandization of Europe

Essay In the aftermath of World War II, Finland pursued a policy of remaining on good terms with the Soviet Union with a view to safeguarding Finnish sovereignty. This strategy became known as "Finlandization". A strategy that now haunts Europe, writes Sofi Oksanen, as Russia continues to focus on expanding its sphere of influence. [Lithuanian version added] [ more ]

19.06.2015

Slavenka Drakulic

How women survived post-communism (and didn't laugh)

Gender The situation for women in societies caught up in the post-'89 transition is complicated, notes Slavenka Drakulic. On the one hand, they now stand to lose rights that were, at least formally, established during the communist regime. On the other, women's position in society has been undermined everywhere in Europe – in East and West alike. The financial crisis has struck hard, and – as so often – women have been struck harder. [ more ]

05.06.2015
 

Russia II

Andreas Umland

Towards a Greater Asia?

The prospects of a Sino-Russian entente

International politics Would it be pure fantasy to suppose that the forging of closer ties between Moscow and Beijing really offers Russia an alternative to growing international isolation? No, says Andreas Umland. There is however plenty of ground for scepticism about the venture's viability. [German version added] [ more ]

22.06.2015

Stanislav Zakharkin

What's in store for the Siberian movement?

Social movements Siberian neo-regionalism has recently gained momentum, writes Stanislav Zakharkin; a development fuelled not least by concern about the uneven distribution of revenues from the region's oil and mineral resources. But can this diverse grassroots movement effect real change? [ more ]

11.06.2015

Read also All articles in the focal point Russia in global dialogue

 

Migration

Cathryn Costello, Mariagiulia Giuffré

"Tragedy" and responsibility in the Mediterranean

Discourse The European Union plans to use costly military operations to suppress refugee mobility, write Mariagiulia Giuffré and Cathryn Costello. This means, in short, responding to those fleeing war, repression and human rights abuses with more of the same. So what are the alternatives? [ more ]

20.05.2015
Göran Dahlberg, Fabrizio Gatti, Linn Hansén

Camels don't pay in advance

A conversation with Fabrizio Gatti

Interview Offering undocumented migrants the assistance that they need is well within the means of EU member states, says Fabrizio Gatti in interview. Instead, governments continue to bicker among themselves as to who is to pay and people continue to fall prey to the traffickers. [ more ]

06.02.2015

Read also All articles in Beyond Fortress Europe

 

Economics

Martin Schürz

Of hamsters and vultures

Even entire countries can be sold off at rock-bottom prices

Predatory behaviour The global debate on how to handle sovereign debt shows that predatory behaviour has become an issue for countries around the world. And in the acute situation in Argentina, writes Martin Schürz, there should be no illusions as to where economic power actually lies. [English version added] [ more ]

22.05.2015
 

The politics of privacy

Ilija Trojanow

Security versus freedom: A misleading trade-off

Surveillance In the wake of the technological revolution that is the Internet, writes Ilija Trojanow, principles of self-organization and collaboration might be expected to replace established hierarchies and concentrations of power. Instead, the technologies of surveillance now available to states have never been more intrusive. [ more ]

15.05.2015
Simon Davies

Freedom through surveillance

Privacy and terrorism Parading under the banner of a common front for freedom, governments worldwide have embarked on a security clampdown whose political fallout could be more damaging than the threat it seeks to banish, writes Simon Davies. [ more ]

17.04.2015
Judith Vidal-Hall

Taking on the giant

Data protection When a group of claimants in the United Kingdom took on Google for invasion of privacy, they had little idea that the case would become a landmark in the fight to tame the Internet giant's intrusion into our lives on the Web, writes Judith Vidal-Hall. [ more ]

17.04.2015

Read also All articles in The politics of privacy

 

European politics

Cas Mudde

Local shocks

The far Right in the 2014 European elections

Politics The far right straw man is certainly not new to the European debate, writes Cas Mudde. But it has gained in importance as mainstream leaders increasingly adopt a soft eurosceptic rhetoric (rather than policies), with a view to thwarting the advance of hard eurosceptic parties, most notably of the far Right. [ more ]

13.03.2015

Valeriu Nicolae

No accountability

The case of Roma social inclusion in Europe

Rights The main stakeholders currently involved in Roma social inclusion continue to struggle to define clear and distinct responsibilities, or simply avoid them. Ahead of this year's European Roma Platform, Valeriu Nicolae calls for systemic change that addresses key issues of anti-Gypsyism and multi-stakeholder cooperation. [ more ]

12.03.2015
 

American public culture

David Marcus, Roman Schmidt

Optimism of intellect

A conversation with David Marcus

Journals Thanks to a new wave of small intellectual magazines, an infectious buzz has returned to public debate in the United States. Roman Schmidt talks to David Marcus who, as a new editor at "Dissent", is well placed to provide the lowdown what's driving this genuinely critical movement. [Catalan version added] [ more ]

30.01.2015

Nancy Fraser, Jo Littler

An astonishing time of great boldness

On the politics of recognition and redistribution

Society Ideas tended to flow between the university and the movement during the era of second-wave feminism. Then feminism became academicized and disrupted the flow. But, says Nancy Fraser, given the hunger for new thinking in all arenas after the 2008 crash, this is changing once again. [ more ]

23.01.2015

George Blecher

Not bad for a lame duck

Analysis Much as the media like to call Barack Obama a "lame duck President", he's begun to look pretty agile of late. So says George Blecher. A portrait of Obama, the most consistent US president in decades, dispatched from inside the land of the free. [French version added] [ more ]

21.01.2015
 

Literature

Karl Ove Knausgård

Out to where storytelling does not reach

essay To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [ more ]

03.04.2014
Enda O'Doherty

The romantic Englishman

On the political writings of George Orwell

Political writing George Orwell is often credited with elevating political writing to an art. However, argues Enda O'Doherty, it's probably worth separating out the terms "political" and "writing". For while Orwell's writing is undoubtedly of the highest order, the quality of his political judgment remains questionable. [ more ]

17.06.2015
Ekkehard Knörer

The Sundermeier debate

Literature, mediascapes and criticism

Literature Admittedly, says Ekkehard Knörer, literary criticism's downfall has been predicted ever since the practice began. But today's heady mixture of precarity and diffuse mediascapes poses new challenges. Not that these can destroy the idealism that always saw the field through. [ more ]

03.06.2015
Vladimir Yermakov

Sergei Dovlatov, a dissident sans idea

literature All but invisible in his home country, Sergei Dovlatov was something of a mythical figure among the Russian diaspora of New York. Indeed, Vladimir Yermakov compares the conundrum of Dovlatov's life as a writer to Escher's composition of two hands simultaneously drawing one another. [ more ]

15.10.2014
Sonja Pyykkö

Evading power

literature Sonja Pyykkö speaks to György Dragomán about the inspiration for his highly successful novel "The White King", which has been translated into at least 28 languages and draws on the author's experience of growing up in a totalitarian state, near the border between Romania and Hungary. [ more ]

15.10.2014
Rosa Liksom

Finland, Lapland, Russia and me

Life writing The Tornio River forms the border between Sweden and Finland, and flows into the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. Throughout the ages, writes Rosa Liksom, the world's travellers have navigated the river with a view to finding out about the mystical North. [ more ]

29.10.2014
Ewa Lipska, Lukasz Wojtusik

A musician of words

A conversation with Polish poet Ewa Lipska

Literature In interview, Krakow poet Ewa Lipska offers a rich portrait of her homeland's literary heritage: from fighting the communist regime, when books were everything and some poetry volumes had print runs of 10,000, to writing this year for the Polish rapper O.S.T.R. [ more ]

17.11.2014
Jonathan Bousfield

Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe

culture Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [ more ]

07.04.2014
 

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Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz

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The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/literaryperspectives.html
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/europetalkstoeurope.html
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/lawborder.html
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

Multimedia     click for more

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/multimedia.html
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]


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