27. Oct 2016
The notion social liberalism, being one of the main traditions in liberalism, is often used. But what is the historical and philosophical meaning of social liberalism as such, and in comparison to other liberal traditions. What political implications can be connected to this position within liberalism?
27. Oct 2016
Effective campaign team management (pt1)
The objective of this seminar is to discuss at length with the newly-established core campaign team of the SMC, Slovenia the best practices of effective campaign management with special focus on the areas of team structure, message implementation, data gathering and analysis and campaign volunteer involvement. Following this seminar, the participants will be given tasks to build on discussions in this session ahead of the second party of the seminar to be conducted on 17 November 2016.
03. Nov – 06. Nov 2016
Regional Leadership Academy for Liberal Women from SEE – Women and Elections
The objective of the workshop is to empower women activists and representatives from liberal political parties from south east Europe on the issues connected to elections and campaigning. The event will function as a learning environment for women to understand better how parties chose and nominate candidates for elections, what is quota system, how it can be used to benefit women candidates more and to present some steps towards preparing personal election campaign. Additional to these topics we will go deeper into the topic of integral green development, learn public presentation skills and share on important international experience.
12. Nov 2016
Transatlantic Security Today: Facts and Perceptions
At the juncture of an ongoing conflict in Syria, porous borders on Europe’s outer fringe and continued instability in Ukraine, Europe is more unstable than ever since the end of the Cold War. The British June Referendum to exit the European Union and the unclear circumstances of the allegedly failed coup d’état in Turkey in July add fuel to the fire of uncertainty, especially when it comes to European defence cooperation and the EU defence component.
Wedged between these ongoing challenges, NATO sceptics on either side of the Atlantic are running or will be running for elections in important allied countries such as the United States and later in Germany and France.
Can the EU and NATO shift gears and respond to the increasingly unstable transatlantic security environment with appropriate measures? Are the conclusions of the recent Warsaw NATO Summit and the revamped European Security Strategy a move in the right direction? What are the implications of Brexit for the European defence and security cooperation? Is the surge of populist voices in the EU and the US making us more vulnerable in the hybrid warfare?