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Democratic Challenges in Slovakia: Excursion to Bratislava, 26 – 27 October

26. October 2018, 10:00 - 27. October 2018, 17:00

Are you interested in the current government crisis and its consequences in Slovakia and looking for a dialogue with other openminded and politically interested persons?

Participate at our trip to Bratislava and extend your knowledge on complex political processes!

The excursion includes a….

  • Workshop with political and academic experts
  • Visit of the National Council
  • Guided walking tour in Bratislava
  • Meeting with Slovak civil society representatives

Description & Programme

We provide an opportunity to learn more about the recent political developments in Slovakia during an excursion to Bratislava. The event is aimed at students and young professionals living in Vienna and Bratislava and is going to take place on 26 and 27 October 2018 (The participation on the second day of the excursion (27 October) is facultative). The participants will have the chance to discuss Slovak politics with renowned experts and young policy enthusiasts from Slovakia.

26 October

Workshop on Current Political Developments in Slovakia with a focus on freedom of media, social movements and rule of law

  1. Part I (10:00)
    • Introductory notes by three young scholars on media freedom and rule of law (20 min)
    • Discussion in two small thematic groups (1h 20min)
      • Group A: Freedom of media
      • Group B: Rule of law
  2. Part II (12:00)
    • Short presentation of key arguments and question of the three groups (15 min)
    • Open discussion with experts – Grigorij Mesežnikov (Institute for Public Affaris – IVO), Ondrej Podstupka (SME.sk) et al. (45-60 min)
  3. Visit to the National Council of the Slovak Republic (14:30)
  4. Guided Walking Tour through Bratislava on Slovak Protest Culture (16:30) focus on the events in 1968, 1989 and 2018

27 October

Open Forum for Think Tankers and Social Activists (11:00)
This forum provides young civil society representatives from Slovakia and Austria with an opportunity to exchange their views on current social and political trends in both countries in an informal way.


Interested? In the attached document you can find further information as well as the registration form.
We are looking forward to having interesting discussions in Bratislava! Should you have any questions about the workshop, please get in touch with us – we are happy to help! 🙂
Flyer for participants
Flyer for participants from Bratislava

Kindly note that registration ends October 20!


26. October 2018, 10:00
27. October 2018, 17:00
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