As one of the youngest members of the European Union, Bulgaria has remained largely euro-optimistic over its first decade as a part of the European family. However, the recent wave of nationalism and EU-scepticism has not missed the Bulgarian citizens, who, in growing numbers, have become disenchanted not only with the country's EU membership, but with some of the EU's fundamental values, such as the liberal democracy and universal human rights. What are the reasons that brought this destructive trend? Could better understanding of the European policies and their effect on our daily life reverse it, or more efforts are needed? Can we come up with ideas that might restore the confidence in the EU among its citizens and strengthen its positions amid ongoing global turbulences?
Just a month ahead of the upcoming European elections in May 2019, we are bringing together prominent European thinkers, representatives of political groups, experts, academics, students and citizens to discuss together potential answers to those crucial questions.
Venues of the festival:
Museum House "Andrey Nikolov" by the National Gallery, 15 Lyuben Karavelov Str.
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Mirror Hall
Instituto Cervantes, 3 Sveta Sofia Str
National Gallery / Kvadrat 500, Sq. Alexander Nevski, 1 19 February Str., Hall 19