On October 19, 2017, a public debate was held in Banská Štiavnica on the topic Civil Society Against Extremism, organized by the Institute for Public Affairs in cooperation with the ECORACIO civic association (Banská Štiavnica).
Grigorij Mesežnikov (political scientist), Radovan Bránik (political and security analyst) and Péter Hunčík (psychiatrist and civic activist) took part in the discussion. The event was moderated by Beata Nemcová.
Spekers focused on revealing the factors that cause the spread of extremist expressions and hateful attitudes in society (authoritarianism, xenophobia, fears of otherness). In the debate, young people constituted large part of the audience addressed the issues of the current socio-political development in Slovakia and abroad, especially in the context of the strengthening of the radical and populist popitical forces.
Invitation to the event Pozvánka v PDF