On 20 November 2015, the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) and the Polish Institute in Bratislava, with the support of the International Visegrad Fund organized an international conference Extremism in Central Europe: History and Presence.
Participants of the conference from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland discussed about historical, political, ideological and socio-cultural aspects of the right-wing extremism in central Europe, about right-wing extremist scene and radical-nationalist scene in each of V-4 countries and about trends in current public discourse on nationalism.
Within the conference, the newest IVO publication Extremism vs. Democracy in Central Europe: Issues, Experiences, Challenges was introduced. All authors of the book (from four Visegrad countries) took part in the first panel of the conference.
First panel of the conference "Extremism in Central Europe" was in English language with speakers Gábor Csomor (Hungary) Miroslav Kocúr (Slovakia) Michal Vít (Czech Republic) Wojciech Wciseł (Poland) and moderated by Grigorij Mesežnikov (IVO).
Second panel "Extremism in Slovakia. Historical, socio-cultural & socio-political aspects" included the debate of Slovak experts Ivan Kamenec (historian), Andrej Findor (social scientist), Alena Kluknavská (political expert) with Miroslav Kocúr as a chair of the panel.
First panel. From the left: Grigorij Mesežnikov, Michal Vít, Miroslav Kocúr, Gábor Csomor, Wojciech Wcisel.
Second panel. From the left: Miroslav Kocúr, Alena Kluknavská, Ivan Kamenec, Andrej Findor.
Audience of the conference.
This event is a part of IVO project Extremism and its revival in public debate and political movements in Central Europe that is supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and ESET Foundation (Nadácia ESET).
Invitation in PDF.