Ivan Krastev in conversation with Philipp Dietachmair - Part 3

We continue our conversation with Ivan Krastev in this third instalment of a five-part interview. After we looked back at what the past 15 years have meant for the building of democratic European communities in part 1, and dove into the issues around the real division between people within our societies across the continent in part 2, we look at the similarities of the many issues across our geographies, through concrete examples from Hungary and Ukraine, and we examine empathy and its possible role in solving many issues. 

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The Dissenting Voice of Poland’s Intelligentsia

Over the last few weeks a lot attention has been drawn to the dire situation Poland’s critical and cultural groups have been found themselves in after the landslide election victory of the PIS, where our Connected Action for the Commons hub Krytyka Polityczna operates and uses their various channels to give an insight in the struggles active citizens encounter in the new illiberal democracies. In this piece, Dutch weekly magazine Groene Amsterdammer's Thijs Kleinpaste puts Krytyka Polityczna in a historical perspective.

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Remixing Europe: unveiling the imagery of migrants in European media

REMIXING EUROPE is a publication unveiling the imagery of migrants in European media. It is a Doc Next Network publication, produced in the framework of Remapping Europe, A Remix Project Highlighting the Migrant’s Perspective. This investigative and artistic project explores the tools and concepts of remixing media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imageries of migrants in European societies.

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A Cultural Dimension to the EU’s External Policies - from Policy Statements to Practice and Potential

This is the second part of a preliminary examination to ascertain whether there is sufficient interest in Member States, and if the preconditions exist, for the development of a coherent cultural dimension to EU external policies. It builds on an initial literature and web based survey conducted by the Boekman Foundation. Its tasks has been to verify whether the reasonably encouraging findings that emerged from the first study were true in practice, by interrogating stakeholders in six diverse EU counties: Denmark, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and the UK.

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