Is Populism a Problem ? The 2017 World Forum for Democracy will focus on the role of political parties and media in the context of rising populism. A growing disconnect between citizens and political elites and dramatic changes in the media ecosystem are a challenge for democracy as we know it. New political and media actors and practices are emerging, offering opportunities for direct, unmediated engagement of the public, unbound by ethical or institutional safeguards. How can pluralism, freedom of expression, and fair and evidence-based public debate be safeguarded in these new conditions? How to nourish political culture which embraces a long-term perspective and resists the excesses of populism?
We are looking for enthusiastic and driven journalists and media representatives from Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia for the VSPS Meets Russia September Session - Journalism and New Media! The aim of the program is to encourage networking and exchange of experience between the Russian and V4 participants, as well as providing them with knowledge [...]
On 26th of April 2017, the Visegrad School of Political Studies and Transparency International in Bosnia and Herzegovina jointly organized the round table „Transparency and accountability as mechanism of anti-corruption activities” in Sarajevo as a part of the Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum. 50 representatives of NGO, public administration and social activists discussed main issues [...]
The Town Hall Meeting in Skopje on April 4th, organized in cooperation with the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”, presented the key issues hindering Macedonians’ citizens successful fight against corruption. The first panel chaired by Senior Researcher at the Center for Research at the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” highlighted the points of view of citizens [...]