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.
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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We are inviting international speakers, experts and practitioners to discuss their stories and analytic contributions.
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Thank you for organizing such a great conference and I'm really hopeful to see you soon in the future.Fatemeh Conference Participant
Thank you very much! It was very inspiring and a pleasure. Also the workshop was full of interesting people. Fingers crossed that you can organise the conference in 2021 again in an "analogue" way. Although you were able also to create an inviting digital atmosphere, which is mostly not the case in the Zoomosphere :- ).Nils Conference Speaker
There is one general knowledge and that is the importance of conference of this kind. Great idea, great set up and great atmosphere as always. Thank you very much.conference participant
I got interested in de-polarization methodologies and I think I may continue to explore further in this direction.conference participant
I gained inspiration from great people and their actions. Hope for finding right ways. All the panel discussions were wonderful and eye-opening.conference participant