New forms of social and political mobilization: Reinventing democracy and civic rights?

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Nador u. 15
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:30pm to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

September 19, 2019
Nador Street 15, Room 103


 Professor José María Rosales

Dr. Meike Schmidt-Gleim

1. Panel 15.30 – 17.00

New Movements and Counter-movements: between Neoliberalism and Illiberalism

Chair: Professor Jussi Kurunmäki

Renata Uitz, Professor, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, The Urban Landscape of Illiberalism: Erasing Traces of Dissent from the Public Square

Vasil Gluchmann, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at the Institute of Ethics and Bioethics,University of Prešov,New civic movements in Slovakia

Gonçalo Marcelo, Researcher, University of Coimbra,Progressive Politics within the EU’s fiscal orthodoxy: lessons from the Portuguese “contraptio

Venue (please note this venue is not located at the CEU!): Aurora

Panel discussion and site visit 17.30 - 19.00

 Chair: Meike Schmidt-Gleim


Pavel Antonov, Co-founder and Executive Editor of BlueLink Bulgaria
Aron Demeter, Advocacy and media manager of Amnesty International
Andras Kadar, Co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee

September 20, 2019
Nador Street 15, Room 103

1. Panel 9.00 – 10.30

Beyond Organization: Activism Transformed

Chair: Prof. José María Rosales

Christel Stormhøj, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University,Thinking and practicing transformation in times of crisis: The case of Feminist Transformation

Aleksandra Belina, PhD student in the Institute of Sociology at Warsaw University, From formalism to activism? Social consequences of commercialization of NGOs

Maria Brown (John Portelli?), University of Malta, Toward robust democracy and the ethics of subversion: Dialoguing the pitfalls of neoliberalism

Coffee break 10.30 - 11.00

2. Panel 11.00 -12.30

New Media and Communicative Practices: Reinventing Democracy

Chair: Ruzha Smilova

 Lilia Rajcheva, Professor, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University,

Comparing the communication practices in the social protests 2013/2018

Přemysl Rosůlek, Associate Professor, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Fake News attacking movements calling for the resignation of Prime Minister in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Gergana Dimova, Lecturer in Politics, University of Winchester, Reinventing Democracy and Civil Rights: From “Proactive Majorities” to “Reactive Minorities”

Lunch break 12.30 - 14.00

3. Panel14.00 -14.45

Life-act: Civic activism

Christoforos Pavlakis, New-media artist and cultural policy advisor, City of Errors, Watch Out My Neighborhood! The good practice of a multimedia project in the city of Athens, Greece

4. Panel 14.50 - 16.20

Beyond ‘pure’ Politics: Widening Democracy through narratives

Chair: Maria Brown

Meike Schmidt-Gleim, Philosopher, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Narrating social protests or nothing is lost for history!

Lia Duran Mogollon, Research Assistant, University of Siegen, The conscious consumer and the politics of everyday life

Natalija Shikova, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law at the International Balkan University in Skopje,Democracy beyond the ballot box: Open Government Partnership and Citizens Budget initiatives

16.20- 16.50  - coffee break

5. Panel 16.50-18.20

Equality and Civic Rights: what Next?

Chair: Gonçalo Marcelo

Aristeidis Myriskos, PhD student, Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, From Inclusive to Equal European Public Spheres

Ruzha Smilova, Senior Assistant Professor, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University and Centre for Liberal Strategies, Beyond the human rights movement?

Leire Rincón, PhD Student, University of Barcelona and  Unconditional Basic Income Europe, Advocating for UBI in UBIE: combining research and activism

Closing remarks 18.20 - 18.30

Ruzha Smilova

José María Rosales