Participation at the Workshop and round table “Refugee crisis and Central Europe: Cross-border cooperation or Conflict”
9 June 2016, Centre of International Relations (CIR), Vienna
As part of the project on cross-border cooperation of civil society in Central Europe in tackling the migration and refugee crisis related concerns, this workshop was organized by the Austrian society for European politics on 9 June in Vienna, followed by a public round table event on “Refugee crisis and Central Europe: Cross-border cooperation or Conflict” in the House of Europe. Besides representative from CIR, representatives of partner organisations from Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia took part in the events. Lively discussions showed that the situation in each individual country is much more complex than usually shown by the media, and that a more nuanced understanding of these situations can help fighting nationalism and populism at home. The next steps of the project include the publication of recommendations and of an open-edited article, the mapping of civil society actors in the Central Europe and training of journalists.
photos © Alice Schnür-Wala
More information (in German) can be found on the conference website.