The blame game Kultura Liberalna ask how to tackle youth unemployment and resolve the crisis of trust in our labour markets. With high profile speakers, including Henryka Bochniarz and Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, this debate will seek to analyse where the problems really lie in today's economic malaise and how these can be overcome to provide us all with a brighter future. Read more!
For better or worse? What is the future of journalism and will it improve or worsen the information we receive? On Wednesday, Rachel Briggs, Amie Ferris-Rotman, Raymond Joseph and Richard Sambrook will come together at London's renowned Frontline Club to take a closer look at the future of reporting might look like. Read more!
What to do? What happens to young mums in the Czech Republic, how many of them actually are there and what support do they receive? Agora CE and students of Gymnázium Na Vítězné look at the challenges facing girls who become pregnant.
Good neighbours? The recent crisis has highlighted the conflict of interests caused by Russian resurgence and the EU's expansion in the East. In the run-up to the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, deBuren asks how capable the EU really is of guaranteeing stability, not just internally, but also on its borders, and what, if any, meaning international treaties retain in lieu of the means and will to reinforce them. Read more!
Whose information? Depot ask just how far we can trust the state to look after our private information. In this debate on biometric information and data protection, they ask where our information ends up, who has access to it and what exactly may the state do with it once it has come into their hands?
Written summary and audio recording coming soon!
Local voices In the build-up to the Czech municipal elections, Agora CE and local students developed a debate to look at the aims of local political candidates, with a particular focus on how these aims would impact upon the future and thus younger members of the community.
Video highlights coming soon!
Tomorrow's climate On the 30th September, the Free Word Centre and the UK Youth Climate Coalition looked at climate change and the choices that face young people, trying to find sources of information they can trust. Video highlights coming soon!
A right to indolence? Krytyka Polityczna's open Friday looks at Jakub Majmurek's text on the right to inactivity. As part of the Autumn of work series, this text appraises the issue of inactivity both in historical and contemporary contexts, providing the perfect discussion point for an evening's roundtable. Text summary coming soon!
Whose profit? Local governments in Poland encourage special economic zones, but their erection seems to lead to a rise in the ranks of the local precariat, with such zones often appearing to be accompanied by a laxer regime on workers' rights and an increase in contracts of the flimsiest nature. Which raises the question, who benefits from SEEs and should we be welcoming or opposing their expansion? Video highlights coming soon!
Another brick in the wall? Following a series of workshops on the nature of education in Poland, students from Cieszyn met educational experts on the 25th September to discuss faith in both the state of modern schooling and the hierarchical relationships within Polish schools. Video highlights coming soon!
Stand up for your rights Krytyka Polityczna looked at how to ensure access to the information we require, in order to be able to see what is really going on within our communities. In a workshop discussion with the Bone Fides Foundation, those in attendance were able to find out what rights Polish citizens have and how they can look to exercise them. Video highlights coming soon!
For sale? We hear a lot about work-life balance, but what about a work-work balance? How come many people are now working more and more hours, while so many others remain unemployed? It's time to talk about work: its distribution and its qualification. Join Krytyka on the 22nd September for a debate about the social significance of employment. Video highlights coming soon!