Vaclav Havel European Dialogues - Prague Conference
21 – 22 Feb 2014
The Citizen, Power and Democracy in Europe´s Crisis
This two-day international conference will kick off a project involving dialogue and debate on the direction of today’s Europe within the context of Václav Havel’s intellectual legacy. The main source of inspiration is Václav Havel’s essay The Power of the Powerless.
The project is planned as a long-term one, to take place in cooperation with various cities in the EU (for example Berlin and Bruges). Individual encounters taking place as dialogues and debates are intended primarily for high school and post-secondary students, as well as others who are interested in European issues from among the ranks of professionals as well as the general public.
The introductory conference will take place in Prague at the DOX Centre, and will offer five panel discussions over its two days:
21. 2. 2014 | 14 – 20.45h
14.30 – 15.30
Welcome and Conference Opening
15.30 – 17h
Europe and the Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
17.30 – 19h
Reinventing the European Project
19 – 20.45h
Glass of wine with H. E. Michael Zantovsky
Evening Conversation: What Europe? What Democracy?
22. 2. 2014 | 9 – 12.50h
9.15 – 10.30h
Europe and the Limits of Civil Society. From consensus to a conflict-driven polity?
11 – 12.30h
Federalism: The American vs. The European Way
12.30 – 12.50h
Closing summary by Jacques Rupnik.
The main guests of the conference: are Jacques Rupnick, Petr Pithart, Claus Offe, Jiří Přibáň, Larry Siedentop and Jan Macháček.
The conference will be simultaneously translated into Czech.
Registration is required in order to participate in the conference.
For more information see: http://www.vaclavhavel-library.org/cs/dialog