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LibLab 18.5 – Freedom of expression in the Balkans

With the support of FNF-Greece
Working language: English
Location: Hotel Olympia, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, GRE
Participants: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Turkey

Participation is free. The organisation committee is responsible for the selection of the successful candidates. Accommodation and meals are included thanks to the generous support of FNF Greece.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Objectives

  • A full-weekend workshop for 15-20 young liberals, aiming to discuss about the freedom of expression in the Balkans
  • Demonstrate the historical and cultural peculiarities of the Balkan states and their importance for the EU
  • Associate the participants with Balkan politics and the state of democracy in the respective states
  • Map the liberal parties and organizations in the Balkans

Program

November 16, Friday
17:00
Welcome
George M. Papanikolaou, Young Liberals Chairman
17:15-18:45
Freedom of expression in Western Balkans
Eleni Siapikoudi, Young Liberals
Q&A
19:00-20:30
Visit to Labor of Electronic Media, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
21:00
Networking dinner at AKRON (Ladadika)

November 17, Saturday
10:00
Energiser workshop: “Liberalism and freedom of speech for me”
10:30-12:00
Freedom of expression in Erdogan’s Turkey
Prof. Burak Bilgehan Özpek, TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara
12:00-12:15
Coffee break
12:15-13:45
Political regimes, censorship, restrictive press legislation and harassment of journalists
14:00-15:00
Lunch break at the Hotel
15:00- 16:30
Workshop: political tools to support freedom of expression
17:00
Assignments – preparation of the report in groups
20:30
Dinner in the city

November 18, Sunday
10:00-11:30
Workshop: Fake news and propaganda networks
Prof. Vlasis Vlasidis, University of Macedonia
11:30-12:30
Workshop: Finalize the report – Group work
12:30-13:00
Presentation of the report in plenum
13:00-14:00
Lunch break at the Hotel

—Departures (SKG-BEG)

14:00- 15:30
Discussion: How democracies die and how to strengthen the institutional guardrails of freedom of speech
16:00- 17:00
Conclusions: the next day in the Balkans

 

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