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The meaning of global citizenship in countries of transition

Elisabeth Eide giving speech on Global Citizenship

Professor and MEKK member Elisabeth Eide, recently gave the lecture «Global  citizenship» at the European Council Association of Schools of Political Studies. The large conference, gathering many people from Russia and other Eastern European countries, was vibrant with lively discussions and intriguing questions.

The 5-day seminar “Sapere Aude: Freedom and Responsibility”, organised by the Association of Schools of Political Studies in collaboration with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and with support from the Council of Europe, the Mott Foundation and the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the Council of Europe was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 25 to 29 April 2017.

The confernce took place in Stockhom, the 25th to 29th of April 2017

Among the key topics discussed were global citizenship and global civics, human rights and the rule of law, economy and the rise of populism, post-order and post-truth, and history and modernity.

Over 80 young decision-makers from Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Poland, Russia and Ukraine and 25 prominent experts from Norway, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the seminar, sharing their ideas and experiences on the topic.

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