Panel 4: PARTICIPATION

Summary of presentations given during the panel on participation. Marco Giugni of the University of Geneva had the introductory presentation on the second panel on participation. He framed participation as a fundamental part of citizenship and democracy. He explained six forms of participation: electoral, institutional, consumerist, volunteer, protest and digital. Election participation remains the most …

Panel 2: SOLIDARITY

Summary of presentations given during the panel on solidarity. The second panel on solidarity was opened by Andrea Sangiovanni from the European University Institute. He showed that there is an increase in the levels of inequality in Europe. As desirable models that would reduce inequality, Sangiovanni mentioned applying risk-sharing measures in the Eurozone, expansion of …

Panel 1: FREEDOM

Summary of presentations given during the panel on freedom. The introductory lecture on the panel on freedom was given by Simona Guerra from the University of Leicester. She said that the process of democratization is in retreat not only in Europe, but in the global context. Guerra showed that those countries that have democratized after …

Alan Uzelac: Legal Protection and Access to Justice in Croatia – Aporia of Integration

Summary of Alan Uzelac’s presentation given during the roundtable Justice, Equality and Diversity in Croatia (English and Croatian Version): Alan Uzelac emphasized two topics: objective criteria for appointing and promoting judges and free legal aid. He cited the creation of Judicial Academy as an attempt to establish efficient and high-quality body, which should ensure transparent candidate …

Josip Kregar: Judiciary in Croatia – Can it be Improved?

Summary of Josip Kregar’s presentation given during the roundtable Justice, Equality and Diversity in Croatia (English and Croatian Version): Josip Kregar said there is a lack of professional communication and discussion with the judiciary because it has created a closed system in which the judicial authorities do not want to collaborate with academic community. In his …

Ivo Josipović: Regression of Society and the Justice System in Croatia

Summary of Ivo Josipović’s presentation given during the roundtable Jusitice, Equality and Diversity in Croatia (English and Croatian Version): Ivo Josipović said that some of the values we advocated ten years ago are no longer important for us. In particular, he analyzed the work of the judiciary in Croatia, and said that the black-white image of …

Adam Sulikowski: European Values in Poland – a Crisis of Apparent Consensus

Summary of Adam Sulikowski’s presentation given during the roundtable Justice, Equality and Diversity in Croatia (English and Croatian Version): The second part of roundtable was opened by Adam Sulikowski. He spoke about the judiciary in Poland, its perception among citizens and opened his speech with several major thesis. He noted that the ruling political elite …

Biserka Cvjetičanin: Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue – Constitutive Principles of Democratic Society

Summary of Biserka Cvjetičanin’s presentation given the roundtable Justice, Equality and Diversity in Croatia (English and Croatian Version): Biserka Cvjetičanin discussed cultural diversity which has become one of the greatest challenges of our time. Cultural diversity is an universal issue and it needs to be addressed through broad consensus. In her speech, she mentioned UNESCO …

Antonija Petričušić: Slow Consolidation of European Values: Endangered Minortiy Rights after the Croatian Accession to the EU

Summary of Antonija Petričušić’s presentation given during the roundtable Justice, Equality and Diversity in Croatia (English and Croatian Version): Antonija Petričušić believes that European values ​​should be the guarantee of stability, but today they are exclusively normatively based, which allows for their different interpretation and rise of populist ideas, or skepticism. She discussed the additional …