An illustrated guide to the symbols of Polish protests

Umbrellas, candles, a white eagle with a rainbow. Read our guide to the most powerful symbols that arose from protests on Polish streets in the past few years


Archive, Czech Republic

Sexual harassment at Anglo-American University in Prague

Inappropriate emails with a sexual subtext, unprofessional behaviour, and abuses of power. That is the story at one of the most expensive private universities in the Czech Republic, Apolena Rychlikova


European Union

Humanitarian smugglers, fraternité, and european citizenship

JANINA PESCINSKI  The summer festival season is underway across Europe. Over the course of a few days, people come together …


Verhofstadt’s plan to save the rule of law in Poland and Hungary is doomed to fail

We don’t yet know all the details, but we know that the 2021-2027 budget negotiations will certainly be a difficult and bloody battle.



Fear and suffering at the Skaryszew horse market

"For the sake of the town’s humanity it’s time to get rid of the notorious horse traders." Jakub Szafrański visited the horse market in Skaryszew, here is his photo story.

Network 4 Debate

What are the common problems faced by Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, what is their wider context and are there solutions for the future? is co-run by:

The largest Central and Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centers and activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre.

European Alternatives works to promote democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation-state. We imagine, demand, and enact alternatives for a viable future for Europe.