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YABLOKO-ELDR conference Threats of Extremism and Xenophobia Among Youth: the Liberal Answer

Published on May 25, 2012

YABLOKO-ELDR conference "threats of Extremism and Xenophobia Among Youth: the Liberal Answer" was conducted in Moscow on April 21, 2012

 

Welcoming speeches

Dr. Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the YABLOKO party

Dr. Marc Guerrero, ELDR Vice President, CDC Catalonia, Spain

Dr. Astrid Thors, ELDR Vice President

Emil Kirjas, Secretary General of Liberal International

Vladimir Lukin, Russias Ombudsman.

Key reports

Dr. Emil Pain, leading expert of the xenophobia study and prevention of extremism department, the Institute of Sociology, the Russian Academy of Science Strengthening of fundamentalism in the West and in Russia: is a liberal answer possible?

Presentation

Alexander Verkhovsky, Director of the Sova information and analysis centre

Fight against extremism: the Russian approach. The real and the ostensible problems

Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder, Member of Political Committee, professor the Higher School of Economics

Unequal opportunities and defects in democracy as fundamental grounds for emergence of xenophobia and extremism

Complete text of the speech

Translation of Russian speeches into English

Panel: Roots and manifestations of xenophobia and extremism

Robert Woodthorpe Browne, Bureau member of Liberal International, and Chair of the International Relations Committee of the Liberal Democrats, UK Growth of xenophobia, street protests and violence in Europe, migrants problems with integration.

Trine Skei Grande, MP, Norwegian Parliament, leader of Venstre, Norway

Noway after Breivik: causes of the act of terror and its consequences

Dr.Galina Mikhalyova, Executive Secretary of YABLOKOs Political Committee, professor of the Russian State Humanities University

Xenophobia and the Russian political class

Presentation

Kerstin Lundgren, MP, Swedish Parliament, the Centre Party, Deputy member of The Swedish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Sweden

Is multiculturalism efficient in Europe?

Dr. Astrid Thors, ELDR Vice President, MP, Finnish Parliament

Integration problems on the example of Finland: successes and failures

Ivan Bolshakov, YABLOKO Federal Council member, Chair of Youth Policies Commission

Foregrounding of extremist goals in the youth policies in Russia

Dmitry Ilyushin, expert of the Institute of the State and Municipal Governing, National Research University The Higher School of Economics, YABLOKO Federal Council member

Translation of Russian speeches into English

Panel: Ways for overcoming xenophobia and extremism

Dr. Marc Guerrero, ELDR Vice President, CDC Catalonia, Spain

The Catalan and the Spanish model: lessons to be learned

Angelika Mlinar, leader of Liberales Forum, Austria

European experience and social integration problems

Presentation

Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, Deputy Chair of the Youth Chamber under the Moscow City Parliament

Overcoming of cultural barriers in the way to common values

Eugeny Bunimovich, Ombudsman for Children in Moscow, Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO

Accessibility and quality of education as social climate factors

Vyacheslav Glinchikov, Director of Childrens Recreation Centre Komanda

Problems of civic upbringing of teenagers in the spirit of peace and respect to human rights and democracy

Translation of Russian speeches into English

Russian link

See also:

YABLOKO-ELDR conference. Resolution. April 21, 2012

International Conference organised by ELDR and YABLOKO Youth under Threat of Extremism and Xenophobia. A Liberal Response to be held in Moscow on April 21. Press Release, April 17, 2012

YABLOKO-ELDR conference Threats of Extremism and Xenophobia Among Youth: the Liberal Answer adopted a resolution. Press Release, April 21, 2012.

YABLOKO Against Extremism

YABLOKO and the International Liberal Family

 

 

 

 

May 25, 2012

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