The Institute for Politics and Society with the cooperation of EUNIC is holding a debate called What if... someone held you back from choosing where you want to go and when?
Freedom of movement is one of the founding principles of the EU and it is already taken for granted by many. It allows us to make new friends, gather experiences across the borders and broaden our horizons. This right, however, does not only mean you can travel or move freely, it is fundamental for cooperation, encouraging tolerance and understanding among people of different cultures. It can help to break down harmful stereotypes, prejudices and to build solidarity between people and governments of different countries.
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
Prof. Leo Lucassen, Leiden University
Dorian van der Brempt, co-founder project Citybooks
Jan Macháček, Chairman of the board of the Institute for Politics and Society
The debate will be moderated by Jan Klesla, Deputy Head of the Economic Section, Lidové noviny (Czech Republic).
The debate will take place on 26th October 2017 from 18:00 pm in the Campus Hybernská (Hybernská 4, Prague 1) . The event is held in English without translation.