All of the latest major events in European politics have had a twofold implication. Wherever the challenges have grown, the potential for a progressive European civil society have also become visible. From austerity politics to free trade negotiations, from the refugee movement to Brexit, from nationalist governments to the rise of far right movements: in all these cases European citizens have organised themselves and stood up for a Europe of openness, tolerance and solidarity.
With this in mind Talk Real travelled to Rijeka to discuss how existing actors and networks can improve their cooperation in order to build capacity and gain political influence. What examples of successful European protests and movements are already active in Croatia and the Balkans?