Svetlana Alexievich

is a Belarussian writer and journalist, recipient of the 2015 Nobel prize for literature “for her polyphonic writings, which are a monument to suffering...

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

is a Norwegian anthropologist and writer. He is currently professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo. He focuses on issues of ethnicity,...

Misha Glenny

is a distinguished British investigative journalist, author and historian, based in London. As the Central Europe Correspondent, first for the Guardian and...

Bernhard Schlink

is a German writer, former professor of public law and the philosophy of law at Berlin’s Humboldt University. He was a judge of the Constitutional...

Bożena Keff

is a Polish poet, essayist and journalist. She studied Polish Studies and Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, where she now lectures in the Gender...

Édouard Louis

is a French writer. His burst onto the literary scene with his first book, En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (The End of Eddy), an unvarnished account of...

Ivan Krastev

is a Bulgarian political scientist, based in Sofia where he chairs the Centre for Liberal Studies. He is the editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian edition of...

Marci Shore

is an American historian, associate professor of history at Yale University. Her research focuses on European intellectual history, in particularly...

Timothy Snyder

is an American historian. He is a Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University, a Committee on Conscience member at the US Holocaust Memorial...

Paul Caruana Galizia

is a Maltese economic historian and political scientist. He lives in London and heads Quantitative Research in the Prosperity Index team at the Legatum...

Natalie Nougayrède

is a French journalist based in London. In 2014 she joined The Guardian’s senior editorial team and has since served as the newspaper’s columnist, leader...

Gábor Schein

is a Hungarian writer, poet, literary critic and translator. He lives in Budapest, where he is professor at the Hungarian Literary History Institute of...

Radu Vancu

is a Romanian poet, scholar and translator. He teaches literature at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and is an editor of the Poesis...

Táňa Sedláková

is studying for a PhD in social psychology at Masaryk University in Brno and a researcher at the Institute of Population Studies in the university’s...

Peter Balko

is a writer. He graduated in screenwriting from the Film and Television Faculty at Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts. In 2012 he won first prize...

Erik Kursetgjerde

is a Norwegian student, a survivor of the Utøya massacre of 22 July 2011, in which the right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 and injured...

Mikuláš Minář

is a Czech student of philosophy and Czech language and literature, as well as protestant theology at Prague’s Charles University. His main focus is...

Sławomir Sierakowski

is a Polish intellectual and commentator. He is the founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), a group of left-wing Polish intellectuals,...

Chris Keulemans

is a Dutch writer, journalist, teacher and moderator based in Amsterdam. He grew up in Baghdad and Jakarta. After settling in Amsterdam, he founded the...

Zuzana Wienk

is a civic activist, director and co-founder of Alliance Fairplay, a Slovak non-profit watchdog that scrutinizes the financing of political parties,...

Martin M. Šimečka

is a writer and journalist based in Bratislava. Before 1989 he could publish only in samizdat; later he co-founded the Archa Publishing House, and edited the...

Michal Havran

is a theologian and writer. He lives in Bratislava. He studied Protestant theology in Strasbourg and political theology at the École pratique des hautes...

Peter Župník

is an art photographer based in Paris. Along with other graduates of the Prague film academy, FAMU, he is considered part of the new wave of Slovak...

Ján Orlovský

is director of the Open Society Foundation in Slovakia. He has been active in the non-profit sector for over 20 years, volunteering, promoting NGO...

Let’s Demand The Impossible!

Tuesday November 27th, 2018

Some highlights from Central European Forum 2018 with great photographs by Peter Župník.

Central European Forum 2018 / Programme

Thursday November 8th, 2018

Svetlana Alexievich, Timothy Snyder, Ivan Krastev, Paul Caruana Galizia, Misha Glenny, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Michal Havran. And all of us. About decency, indecency, power, mafias both local and global, as well as about hope. This, and much more, awaits you at Central European Forum 2018.

Press Release

Wednesday November 7th, 2018

The tenth Central European Forum will be held in Bratislava and two other Slovak cities from 16 to 19 November 2018.