29. - 30. SEPTEMBER ONLINE - 1. OCTOBER 2020 IN BRATISLAVA/ PARK INN HOTEL

DEPOLARISATION: ROAD TO DEEPER TRUST

5th International Conference “Civic Actors in Conflict"

International conference
Civic Actors in Conflict V.

We aim to explore what tools and methods we as civic actors can use which can help us to build deeper trust among people hence depolarize divided societies in challenging political situations. We will also look into trust in the times of Corona. How can the civil society respond to the new situation and how can it mitigate polarisation?

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This conference is our chance to..

... look into trust in the times of Corona. How can the civil society respond to the new situation and how can it mitigate polarisation?

... explore what tools and methods we as civic actors can use that can help us build deeper trust among people hence depolarise divided societies in challenging political situations.

... meet various practitioners and experts to discuss their practical experience and stories.

... explore new tools such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data or augmented reality. How do we utilise their good side?

Get inspired by the speakers at the conference.

Venue Information

Our conference takes place at Park Inn by Radisson Danube Bratislava, Slovakia.

Event Location

Park Inn by Radisson Danube Bratislava

Rybné námestie 1| Bratislava | Slovak Republic

How to get to the hotel info. 

Registration

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

9:00AM to 09:30AM


Registration Desk is located on the ground floor next to the congress hall.

Interested in more? Check out our conference agenda.

Conference agenda

Here is a general overview of the conference schedule and offerings. 


SEPTEMBER 29 - 30: Online Sessions

30.09.2020
14:00 - 16:00
SEPTEMBER 29 Online Panel discussion

BeautifulTrouble! Stories of creative action and civil resistance around the globe Carolina Munis (Brazil) / Nadine Bloch (USA) / Phil Wilmot (Uganda)
09:00 - 10:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 1

Storytelling, online campaigns and positive narratives Edwin van de Scheur (The Netherlands) / Jordy Nijenhuis (The Netherlands)
09:00 - 10:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 2

How to built trust in time of polarisation: strategies and tools Laura Livingston (USA) / Lubica Stanek (Slovakia)
11:00 - 12:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 3

Rabbi, Priest and Imam in Encounter Felix Maria Ofm (Slovakia) / Mário Nicolini (Slovakia) / Miša Kapustín (Slovakia) / Mohamad Safwan Hasna (Slovakia) / Ondrej Prostredník (Slovakia)
11:00 - 12:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 4

Models of depolarization: theory & practice Joline Verloove (The Netherlands) / Ron van Wonderen (The Netherlands)
13:00 - 14:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 5

Democratic Resilience: Civil Society Organisations as Key Actors Nils-Eyk Zimmermann (Germany)
13:00 - 14:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 6

Without data you're just a person with an opinion Gijs van Beek (The Netherlands) / Guy De Pauw (The Netherlands)
15:00 - 16:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 7

Can technology save (replace) our critical thinking? Checkbot (Cyberworld) / Jordy Nijenhuis (The Netherlands)
15:00 - 18:00
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 8

Betting On The Right Horse: How To Successfully Counter Polarising Narratives (And Know When To Disengage) Benedikt Hielscher (Germany)
18:30 - 20:30
Evening programme

STAND UP COMEDY (offline event) Carmine Rodi Falanga (Italy)

Meet the People

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

Want to know more? Click on the picture of a particular speaker to find out more information. 

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Conference Fees


Thanks to the Internal Security Fund of the EU and the Dutch embassy, we are able to deliver all sessions of the conference for a highly reduced, symbolic fees as follows:  

Online package

Early bird (till 9th of September 2020): 35 €

From 10th of September: 45 €

Online package includes digital access to all online sessions of the conference (opening panel discussion on 29.9., all online workshops on 30.9. and two panel discussions on 1.10.2020) including recordings (archive) of all recorded sessions.

Offline package

Early bird (till 9th of September 2020): 35 €

From 10th of September: 45 €

Offline package includes all face to face sessions in Park Inn Hotel planned on 1.10.2020 and a stand up comedy event on 30.9.2020, refreshments during coffee breaks and lunch. We also offer accommodation in Park Inn Hotel or Ibis hotel respectively for those who travel from outside of Bratislava. In case you travel from far, you can apply for a travel grant and we may cover up to 70% of your travel costs. (contact)

Whole conference (online and offline sessions)

Early bird (till 9th of September 2020): 45 €

From 10th of September: 55 €

If you subscribe for the whole conference you will gain access to all online sessions including their recordings as well as to all face to face sessions on 1.10.2020, that includes coffee breaks, lunch and accommodation. 


REGISTRATION FORM

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Phone: +421 2 5292 5016, Monika Straková, monika@pdcs.sk

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811 02 Bratislava | Slovakia

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