European Civic Academy 2019
The 3rd European Civil Society Academy will take place on 28 and 29 March 2019 in Słubice at Collegium Polonicum in Poland, an Academic institution symbol of reconciliation between Germany and Poland.
The meeting is organised in cooperation of: OFOP, the national Polish civil society platform, Collegium Polonicum and the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities.
The European Civic Academy aims at 1) bringing together activists and
leaders of civil society organisations together with academics and
researchers to discuss together societal challenges relating to civil
society and democracy, 2) building partnerships between the academic
world, and civil society.
In a context where civic freedoms are challenged in several countries
of the European Union, the emerging of « illiberal » democracies, the
rising of populist movements has created a difficult climate for
independent civil society organisations.
The European Civic Academy 2019 will focus on: the impact of populism on civil society, the European elections and Brexit.
The venue has been chosen both as a symbol of European cooperation
and in a country where civic space and the rule of law have been
attacked, but where civil society is thriving.
The registration to the European Civic Academy is mandatory and will be validated by email. Please use the online registration which is open until 22 February. According
to the General Data Protection Regulation, we will erase your
information after the event. You can also contact us in case you need to
know how we use your personal data.
As soon as you receive a confirmation of your registration, we
invite participants to organise their travel arrangement and contribute
to the accommodation & conference fee. However, this should not be an obstacle for participation and do inform us in case of problems.
Please read the agenda and find below the timetable of the meeting and practical information:
Collegium Polonicum is very accessible by public transportation. The closest airport is Berlin, and Słubice can be reached by train (Frankfurt Oder station).
Arrival: 27 March in the afternoon/evening.
Departure: 29 March in the afternoon/evening.
Civil Society Europe has already booked accommodation and catering for all participants at the University Campus.
Conference fee with Single room: 60 €/person.
Conference fee with Double room: 40 €/person (shared room for 2 persons).
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