Research & Studies

2nd Day – How to be a Citizen? – UNESCO MOST Winter School by iASK

All events of the UNESCO IWS 2021 will be held in Central  European Time (CET) 

Tuesday 23rd February

Moderator of the day: Jody Jensen

09:00-9:30 Online registration – Zoom

9:30-10:00 Introduction session – Zoom

10:00- 10:30 Keynote: László Z. Karvalics (senior researcher of iASK): From Citizen Science to Citizen Empowerment – Facebook and Zoom

10:30-12:00 Discussion – Zoom

12:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00- 15:00 Democracy at a Cross Road: Populist Turns and Illiberal Responses. Perspectives from Central and Southeastern Europe – Facebook and Zoom

Divisions forged around the notion of citizenship have become fertile ground for systemic disruptions and are evidenced in the rise of both left- and right-wing populism, emerging radicalism, lack of institutional and social trust, normalization of political disillusionment, and general disengagement from political processes on the part of citizens. How can we reimagine a model of participatory citizenship in what have become increasingly alienated political systems of governance? How do we construct new forms of political solidarity in increasingly divided societies?

ModeratorFerenc Miszlivetz

Jody Jensen, Lovro Kralj, Dimitar Nikolovski, Igor Stipic

Comments: Z. Karvalics László

15:00-16:00 Discussion – Zoom