Events

Velvet Capitalism

30 years after the Velvet Revolution, FEPS, in partnership with the Masarykova Demokratická Akademie, the Czech office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Academy of Science Institute of State and Law organises an dialogue to reflect about populist and bottom up movements aiming at changing the power structure of a political system.

The events of 1989 have been largely understood as a return to Europe, while the current developments in the CEE are understood as democratic backsliding. How accurate are such descriptions?

What does such an understanding, now dominant in the mainstream media and academia, tell us about the prevalent normative assumptions? Is it perhaps time to re-think our perceptions of the so-called Velvet revolutions in Europe?

The event will also be the opportunity to discuss the current populist movements and look into the rise of political mobilization in Europe and in the CEE countries specifically. What's behind the surge of new populist movements? What does political mobilization mean for the future of liberal democracy? What can we learn from the CEE realities and how do they apply to the European project as a whole?

Programme and registration

 

location

Prague, DOX, Poupětova 1

date

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

upcoming
events

load more
  • Progress Summit. It’s Time to Tax the Rich

    March 10th - 11th, 2021

    Webinar, Thursday, 11 March 2021 , 18:00 - 21:30 (CET) / 12:00 - 15:30 (UTC -5)

    Part 1: Who pays for recovery? Fair taxes and building a future for all

    Join us in early March for the first chapter of our 10th Anniversary Progress Summit series ... learn more

  • 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - FEPS parallel events

    March 16th - 22nd, 2021

    The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and represents a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of which FEPS ... learn more

  • Fair Pay Political Round table - CSW65 Parallel Event

    March 16, 2021

    Webinar, Tuesday, 16 March, 16:00 - 17:30 (CET)

    In the context of the 65th session of the UN Commission of the Status of Women, FEPS... learn more