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IDEAS YARD: Human Rights and Artistic Expression after Covid-19 (June 25)

25. 6. 2020 | 18:00 CET

Live Discussion via Zoom (meeting ID: 821 7108 2743, password: 1pCeLm)


Hannes Egger (IT), Author of Chokehold Freedom: A Play Without Actors
Matjaž Gruden (SL), Director of Democratic Participation, Council of Europe
Sara Whyatt (UK), Former Director of PEN International

Jaroslav Anděl (CZ, USA): Anglo-american University, Prague

In 2020 Europe is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. Drafted in 1950 by the then newly established Council of Europe, the oldest and only pan-European body ensuring Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law for 800 million citizens in Europe. The Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) is planning to issue a Manifesto on the Freedom of Expression of Arts/Culture/Heritage in the Digital Era on June 30, 2020 on the occasion of the 9th Plenary Session of CDCPP in Strasbourg and in the framework of the 70th anniversary the European Convention on Human Rights.

 The online discussion Human Rights and Artistic Expression after COVID-19 will use this opportunity to address the following questions: What are the main democratic deficits laid bare by COVID-19? Should we rethink our understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights and its application to COVID-19 and its aftermath? What might be the role of artists and their practice in this context?

This talk is part of the European project Ideas Yard: Talking about Europe, which is a joint project of the Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council, Czech Centres, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Italian Cultural Institute and Polish Institute and is funded by EUNIC Global. EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes and organisations. The project aims at engaging in a discourse on shared European topics such as sustainability, freedom & democracy as well as innovation & education.

Meeting ID: 821 7108 2743

Password: 1pCeLm

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