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International conference “Current Populism in Europe and the Role of the Media”

May 22 - May 23
Goethe Institut, Masarykovo nábřeží 12
Prague, Czech Republic

Institute of International Studies at Charles University, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Goethe Institut are organizing the 3rd Prague Populism Conference on 22 and 23 May 2017. The event will take place at Goethe Institut in Prague. The conference will deal with theoretical aspects of populism; presentation of empirical studies on issues such as media strategies of populist politicians; movements or parties; the way the media covers populism; the interlinkages between the media and political leaders; and the implications of media coverage on the political space. There will be a special part dedicated to comparative analyses of individual EU states with…

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Organising and defending self-employed workers, ETUC workshop

May 22 - May 23
Warsaw, Novotel Warszawa Centrum, Marszalkowska 94/98
Warsaw, Poland

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is organizing a workshop about best practices on organising and defending self-employed workers. Speakers will discuss new protection for self-employed workers in Europe and talk about the reality and the trade union challenges in Poland. Topics on the agenda also include the opportunities and obstacles for the trade union movement in the organisation of self-employed workers, like organising workers from platforms (for example the case of UBER in France) and organising self-employed workers in the artistic sectors in Finland. Speakers will be mapping opportunities and barriers for trade unions to organise self-employed workers and…

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10:30 am

ETUC Extraordinary Enlarged Steering Committee

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5, Room G
Brussels, 1210 Belgium

The ETUC is convening an Extraordinary Enlarged Steering Committee, for Trade Union Leaders only, to coordinate and discuss on: • The European Pillar of Social Rights • The White Paper on the future of Europe and the Reflection documents linked to it • AOB

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12:00 pm

MediaRoad Project Consortium Meeting

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EBU Brussels office, 56, avenue des Arts
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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6:00 pm

CEO Conference: Oligarchs, corporate power and democracy in the Czech Republic

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mundo B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26
Ixelles, 1050 Belgium

Trump has been dominating headlines, but not much has been said about the rise of media moguls and business tycoons here in Europe. Polls show that in the Czech Republic, oligarch and finance minister Andrek Babis’ populist party ‘ANO’ (‘Yes!’) is set to win the legislative elections by a landslide. Babiš is a politically powerful billionaire and owner of media companies and a large agribusiness conglomerate whose authoritarian politics, combined with control over media, would be a serious threat to democracy. Join CEO for a short film screening and discussion to find out about what is happening in Czech Republic…

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