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Conference on Freedom of Expression: Civil Society Facing Pressure – Impact, Reaction, Strategies

Freedom of Expression is increasingly under pressure in Europe. The conference aims to explore the situation in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania in order to develop tools and approaches that can support journalists and civil society leaders to respond and counter different kinds of pressure.

Detalii eveniment

Time  09:30-16:00

Venue Romanian-American Foundation

Str. Gina Patrichi, Nr. 6, Bucharest



09:30  Registration and welcome coffee

10:00  Responsibility. Freedom of Expression: Introduction to the project,
aims, participants, and partners – looking behind the scene

Moderated by Stefan Cibian, Făgăraș Research Institute

11:00  Coffee break and transnational networking

11:30  Pressures on freedom of expression in CEE/Europe,
NGO responses from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania

Moderated by Hannes Meissner, The World of NGOs, Vienna

13.00  Lunch break

14:30  Co-creation session: Rethinking NGO strategies to resist pressure, combat fake news and build resilience to threats to civil society

Hosted by Karin Liebhart, University of Vienna;
             Svjetlana Knežević, b.a.b.e. be active, be emancipated, Zagreb;
             Mariya Yurukova, Association SPOC, Sofia

16:00  Group Photo. Farewell gathering

The conference is organized in the context of the project “Responsibility. Freedom of Expression” by the Făgăraș Research Institute in partnership with the consortium partners: The World of NGOs, Vienna, Austria, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Association sustainability of progressive and open communication, Sofia, Bulgaria, B.a.B.e.-“Budi Aktivna-Budi Emancipiran,” Zagreb, Croatia. The project is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Europe for Citizens Call.

Team: Laura Ranca, Silvia Fierăscu, Ștefan Cibian, Anca Molnoș

Departments: The International Center for Global Affairs and Postdevelopment (IC-GAP), Policy Analysis and Outreach Department, Research Department

Regions: Europa, Romania

Project: Responsibility. Freedom of Expression

Themes: Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Civil Society

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