Live footage of Solidarność w Europie [Levels of Solidarity in Europe], a public discussion featuring activists from throughout Europe and beginning with a lecture by Krytyka Polityczna‘s Michał Sutowski.
This discussion is due to start at c.16:00 CET [17:00 EET/15:00 GMT] and will take place in English.
For more information about the Central Eastern European Meeting 2015, click here.
Working together From the 27th-30th August, activists from across Central and Eastern Europe will come together to discuss how to strengthen their co-operative efforts and how to further build up and empower communities and individuals throughout the region. Read more!
Still room for debate? Index on Censorship take a look at the state of academic freedom around the world, analysing an array of threats to students' freedom of expression in the form of no platform policies, trigger warnings, legislation on campus extremism and old fashioned political pressure to toe the official line. Listen to the recording!
For better or worse? Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership be the destruction or the making of Europe? The Red House plays host to Vanya Grigorova and Krassen Stanchev as it asks what we can expect from the hotly debated TTIP. Watch the video highlights!
Solidarity in times of division The second Jacek Kuroń Festival took place in an extended format and with a special focus on solidarity in times of division. Featuring distinguished speakers from around the world, the festival's strong point lay in socio-political debates, but there was a wide spectrum of accompanying events, including film screenings, discovery walks, open seminars and critical art. Listen to the recording!
An Index on Censorship and Big Bookend Festival affiliate debate
Too easily offended? At 2015's Big Bookend Festival, Index on Censorship looked at the relationship between free speech and religious freedom, asking how entwined the two are and whether there can be such a thing as too much sensitivity in civil societal relationships. Listen to the recording!
The end of the secular state? The CCCB hosts Professor Charles Taylor on the occasion of A Secular Age's translation into Spanish. A discussion about the diversification of spiritual inclinations in the Western world, how Western states are approaching this new pluralism and the pros and contras of their various approaches. Recording coming soon!
In the shadows of power Masha Gessen speaks to the BBC broadcaster and former Moscow Bureau journalist Lucy Ash about her activism and writing. A discussion about protest, Pussy Riot, Putin, Stalinist deportations and the Tsarnaev brothers. Listen to the recording!
How to stop the decline? Depot hosts journalists from diverse media outlets as they speak on the current state of traditional journalistic mediums and on how they themselves seek to deal with a loss of trust and dwindling print runs. A discourse on the dilemmas facing traditional media formats in a digital and commercialised media landscape. Watch the video highlights!
The art of politics In this Poland for beginners discussion, Igor Stokfiszewski looks at politically engaged art and the impact it can have on the political realities we live with. With particular reference to the Polish artists of the transition, Igor introduces us to both modern political art per se and the very specific Polish take on such. Watch the recording!
Fortress Europe? As we hear more and more about refugees drowning in the Mediterranean, Freiblick looks at the question of borders and asks how Europe can improve its present stance towards migration to avoid such tragedies happening in the future. Recording coming soon!