European Voices on Values. How publics and elites understand the open society
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European Voices on Values. How publics and elites understand the open society


Six months ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections, do Europeans still cherish fundamental values such as freedom of expression, respect for minorities, and the rule of law? If they had to choose, would they prioritise them over economic prosperity and political stability?

 
The Open Society European Policy Institute and d|part will present new research on public and elite attitudes towards open society values in Germany, France, Hungary, Poland, Italy and Greece.
 
The research contests some common assumptions about how people understand the open society. We examined attitudes to freedom of expression, the rule of law, and citizens’ rights and the institutions that uphold them. The data show that attitudes are more nuanced and complex than is often believed, and that there is a larger constituency for open society values than is generally assumed. How could this support for civil and political rights be mobilised?
 
Date: 20 November 2018 12:00 - 14:30 (with light lunch)
 
Place: Open Society European Policy Institute Rue du Trône 130, Brussels


Speakers
 
•    Jan Eichhorn, Research Director, d|part – Think Tank for Political Participation
•    Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
 
Confirmation
 
We hope you can join us. Please confirm your participation before 19 November 2018 to  marianna.lianantonaki@opensocietyfoundations.org
 
The project is a cooperation between the Brussels-based Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) and the Berlin-based think tank d|part.
Institute of Public affairs is a partner of the project.

Its findings are based on public opinion surveys and interviews with representatives of public institutions, academia and civil society conducted in Germany, France, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Greece and in Brussels between February and July 2018.
The research report will be published on the project website and on the isp.org.pl
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