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Country at the crossroad

Supported by:  Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)  

Project span:  July - December 2018  

Project team:  Grigorij Mesežnikov (project leader), Ján Bartoš (project coordinator), IVO internal experts (Zora Bútorová, Oľga Gyárfášová, Martin Bútora), external collaborators. 

Objective: The project presents a series of public debates in 6 Slovak cities devoted to the following socio-political themes: 

Slovakia, Europe and the world 

Citizen participation and activism 

Slovakia, youth and Europe 

Democracy, civic coexistence and extremism 

Country in 2018: state governance,  justice, transparency and  public opinion

Media freedom and information conflicts  


- Public discussion in Prešov

- Public discussion in Žilina

- Public discussion in Košice

- Public discussion in Trenčín

- Public discussion in Dunajská Streda

- Public discussion in Bratislava

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