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“Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia” round table

The “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and Academia” round table took place at the Rijeka City Hall on September 14th, 2016, as a part of the CAS SEE “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” summer school program, organised in cooperation with the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Zagreb, University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis and Center for Women’s Studies, University of Rijeka.

Hosted by Vojko Obersnel, M.Sc., Mayor, City of Rijeka, the round table participants examined the complex relationship between the academia and the civil society, providing their unique visions and sketching out possibilities of advanced cooperation on the basis of their experiences of being members of these intertwined communities.

Participants:

Doris Kramaric / PaRiter, Rijeka

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Vedran Obucina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Nebojša Zelic / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Bojana Culum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka  

Moderator: Danko Zitinic / University of Rijeka

Round Table “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia”

As a part of the CAS SEE Summer School program, the Round table Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, starting at 5.30 pm at the City Hall (Korzo 16) in Rijeka.

The question of representing the reality of society is fundamental and is now threatened by the triumph of simplified visions of society, visions of the other who does not correspond to reality. We couldn’t make democracy if we stayed in terrible ignorance of each other. Participating in this very same reality also demands a willingness to recognize that the democracy is intermittent and thoughtless, that it needs knowledge. Academia and civil society meet on crossroads of action and thinking. Both realms of common reality should think and study their actions and act in their research and studies.

Hosted by the Mayor of Rijeka, M Vojko Obersnel

Participants:

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Doris Kramarić / PaRiter, Rijeka

Vedran Obućina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Bojana Ćulum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka – TBC

Nebojša Zelić / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Moderator: Danko Žitinić / University of Rijeka