The final deadline approaches for our major workshop on What does it mean to be a “good” European ? This question recurs as Europe grapples with a series of simultaneous crises: the current problems with refugees, multi-culturalism, uneven economic development, and bailing out neighbours at a time of low economic growth. On top of these comes the new politics of Post-Truth and alternative facts, of prejudice, and the rise of populism, nationalism and jingoism. Do we respond with walls OR with Willkommenskultur ? These are tests for each of us; for all communities, regions, and nations.
We have a host of major speakers for this workshop in Prague, hosted with our partners from Charles University including Aleksander Smolar of the Stefan Batory Foundation, Tomas Halik, winner of the Templeton Prize for religious ethics, Peter Balazs, former European Commissioner, and Tomas Sedlacek, author of the prize-winning The Economics of Good and Evil.
There are one or two places left especially for research graduates from Charles University If you are interested in participating in Post-Truth, Populism, and Prejudice: Europe’s Values in Crisis, please send an application right away (with a CV, a letter of application, a reference, and optionally a suggestion for a possible paper) to the Europaeum office (see the Poster here and the programme here)