ONLINE CONFERENCE TOOK PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 2, 2020

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 took place online via ZOOM video conferencing platform.

Event Location

The conference was organized online. 

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Conference agenda

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



SEPTEMBER 29 - 30: Online Sessions (scheduled in CET)

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) / Søren Warburg (Denmark)
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 - 12:30
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 2

Betting On The Right Horse: How To Successfully Counter Polarising Narratives (And Know When To Disengage) Benedikt Hielscher (Germany) / Jana Burke (Germany) / Jasmeet Sahotay (Europe)
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)
13:30 - 15:00
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 5

Democratic Resilience: Civil Society Organisations as Key Actors Nils-Eyk Zimmermann (Germany)
13:30 - 15:00
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 6

Without data you're just a person with an opinion Gijs van Beek (The Netherlands) / Guy De Pauw (Belgium)
13:30 - 15:00
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 7

„The kids will shout that I am a stupid Hungarian.“ Orsolya Veghova (Slovakia)
15:30 - 17:00
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 8

Can technology save (replace) our critical thinking? Checkbot (Cyberworld) / Jordy Nijenhuis (The Netherlands) / Peter Jančárik (Slovakia) / Robert Barca (Slovakia)
15:30 - 17:00
SEPTEMBER 30 Online Workshop 9

How to build trust in time of polarisation: strategies and tools Laura Livingston (USA) / Lubica Stanek (Slovakia) / Rachel Brown (USA)
09:00 - 17:00

ONLINE COFFEE BREAK Online Coffee Breaks (Zoom BreakOut Rooms)

OCTOBER 1 - 2: Online sessions (scheduled in CET)

01.10.2020

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. 

What attendees were saying...

How was the conference Depolarisation: Road to deeper trust? Video recordings from panel discussions and interviews with our guests are ready to be seen :). 


Panel Discussion BEAUTIFULTROUBLE! STORIES OF CREATIVE ACTION AND CIVIL RESISTANCE AROUND THE GLOBE with Carolina Munis (Brazil) / Nadine Bloch (USA) / Phil Wilmot (Uganda) / Søren Warburg (Denmark) 


Panel Discussion RADICAL TRUST with Iva Mrvová (Slovakia) and Özlem Cekic (Denmark) 


Panel Discussion MEDIA, TRUST AND POLARIZATION with Jędrzej Malko (Poland) / Jessikka Aro (Finland) 



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