International Conference at the University of Oslo 16,17 June 2022
This seminar was a forum for opening a dialogue on such issues as:
- Do Europeans continue to misread present threats to their democracy as a result of their traumatic and authoritarian past?
- How can European civil society organizations and genuinely democratic politics counteract the growing forces of populism, authoritarianism, and the othering of minorities?
- Should Norway consider joining the European Union in the context of current political threats and socio-economic challenges to the fabric of European civilization?
- MASHA GESSEN, journalist and writer, New Yorker
- ROGER GRIFFIN prof. Oxford Brookes University
- NINA WITOSZEK, conference organizer, prof., Center for Development and the Environment, Oslo University/ Society for Democratic Citizenship and European Integration, Wroclaw
- BARTLOMIEJ NOWOTARSKI, prof., Economic University in Wroclaw / Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD)
- KJETIL WIEDSVANG (journalist, Dagens Næringsliv, Oslo)
- JAN ERIK GRINDHEIM (University of South-North Norway/Civita)
- HEIDI NORBY LUNDE (Head of the European Movement, Norway)
- ŁUKASZ BOJARSKI (Private Law Dept., Oslo University /’INPRIS,’ Poland);
- CHRISTIAN SKRIVERVIK (Head of Press and Communications/ the European Movement International)
- PAWEŁ KASPRZAK (President of the Management Board, ‘The Citizens of Poland’)
- AGATA KOBYLIŃSKA (Deputy Director of ‘Women’s Congress,’ Warszawa);
- ZUZANNA ROKITA (‘Women’s Congress,’ Warszawa);
- KUBA WYGNAŃSKI (The ‘Shipyard Foundation,’ Warszawa)
- PAULINA KIESZKOWSKA (Co-founder,’The Free Courts Initiative’, Warszawa)
- SCOTT JONES (Oslo New University College / International ‘Mind the Gap Project’)
- MARIA EJCHART-DUBOIS (‘The Free Courts Initiative’, Warszawa)
- DOROTA ZABŁUDOWSKA (‘Iustitia’ Association, Warszawa)
- PIOTR STASIŃSKI, (Deputy editor in chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Warszawa)
During the conference civic activists from Poland decided to join The European Movement.