Research & Studies

3rd 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) 

Wednesday 24th February

Moderator of the day: Anikó Magasházi

09:00-9:30 Online registration – Zoom

9:30-10:00 Introduction session – Zoom

10:00-10:30 Keynote: György Schöpflin (ambassador, former MEP): The Ambiguities of Citizenship and Nationhood – Facebook and Zoom

10:30- 11:30 Migration, Belonging, Multicultural Societies – Facebook and Zoom

Due to the pandemic, the condition for refugees and migrants in camps has worsened. Their already perilous existence has become even more precarious. Although the number of asylum seekers is down, for many countries the migration “crisis” will never be over. That is because the problem has never really been about numbers, but rather about European solidarity. How do we reconcile national and supranational modes of belonging? How do we construct new forms of political solidarity in increasingly divided societies?

Moderator: János Bogárdi

Dion van den Berg, György Csepeli, György Schöpflin

11:30-12:00 Discussion – Zoom

12:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00- 15:00 International Organizations as Mediators between Local, European and Global Citizenship – Facebook and Zoom

In the context of socio-political transformations, contradictory political tendencies emerge. On the one hand, calls for global citizenship, underwritten by proponents of globalization, have attempted to radically transform the notion of (national) citizenship. On the other hand, a number of political movements display strong opposition to these progressive integrationist forces. What role can international organizations play to mitigate the increasing imbalances? What lessons can be learned from their recent failures?

            ModeratorJános Bogárdi

Graham Bell, H. E. Katalin Bogyay, Tibor Navracsics

15:00-16:00 Discussion – Zoom

Cultural broadcast: Binder Trio: Bartók for Children II. (part 1) – Facebook