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Václav Havel European Dialogues: Where Does Europe Begin and End?

  • Where: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
  • When: May 15, 2017, 09:00 – 17:00

The Václav Havel European Dialogues is an international project that initiates and helms discussions on issues determining the direction of contemporary Europe while referring to the European spiritual legacy of Václav Havel. The conference’s one-day format creates a forum where major European thinkers, analysts and politicians can come together and discuss topical issues facing Europe, not only among themselves but with the public.

The main theme of the fourth edition of the annual conference is the search for an answer to a question frequently posed by Václav Havel, “Where Does Europe Begin and End?”, and not only in the geographical and geo-political sense but also spiritually. As regards geography, we will focus on the now overlooked subject of the incompleteness of the European project as regards the Western Balkans, contemporary Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries. The spiritual borders of Europe encompass liberal democracy, tolerance, the universal nature of human rights and the European cultural and spiritual heritage.

The conference will take place in English and Czech, with interpretation into both languages provided.

Attendance is free of charge though registration is necessary, at

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