November 9 –10, 2022 | Bratislava | Slovakia


6th International Conference “Civic Actors in Conflict"

International conference
Civic Actors in Conflict VI.

While the global coronavirus pandemic challenged the way we work and live, the war in Ukraine has brought a new set of challenges that we hoped we will never have to deal with. Yet, we do.  

In this conference we aim to explore what strategies we as civic actors can utilize to address hate, polarisation and extremism in our online and offline communities both in times of war and peace.

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What topics do we cover?

From Social Networks to City Square

People mobilise and organise themselves online and their actions may transform into concrete offline actions such as humanitarian assistance, protests or supporting and integrating refugees into the local community. What can we learn as civic actors when taking action from online to offline and back?

Power and Vulnerability of Cities

Cities are often the hardest hit in times of crisis, be it war, global pandemic or climate change. The resilience of the civil society, the preparedness of the municipalities, the cooperation of various stakeholders are all crucial for the success or failure of tackling any crisis. We will explore the best practices for city-led prevention of hate, polarisation and violent extremism in local communities.  

Screen to Screen

Social networks, search engines, online platforms and their algorithms shape our way of living and how we interact with one another. In the online era, we have to understand that the new generation is growing up with their identities intertwined with the online world. Online is where a lot happens, therefore has to be taken seriously. 

We are inviting international speakers, experts and practitioners to discuss their stories and analytic contributions. Last but not least we will create time for dialogue and networking among our guests not only during the social and cultural part of our program, but also during our practical workshops and other interactive conference formats that enable in-depth interactions among participants.  

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Venue Information

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Event Location

We plan to hold the conference in person. The venue will be confirmed.


Registration will be open soon. 

Interested in more? Check out our conference agenda. More information in this section is coming. 

Conference agenda

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NOVEMBER 9, 2022: We are still working on conference agenda.


NOVEMBER 10, 2022: We are still working on conference agenda.


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We are inviting international speakers, experts and practitioners to discuss their stories and analytic contributions.

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Monika Straková 

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811 02 Bratislava | Slovakia

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