Keynote lecture: “Violence et passion, de la fascination pour le fascisme” by Didier Eribon

In 2021 is het tien jaar geleden dat de video’s met bekentenissen van de neonazistische terreurgroep Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund (NSU) opdoken en de massamoord op het Noorse eiland Utøya werd gepleegd. Sindsdien is er aan de reeks rechtsextremistische moorden geen einde gekomen en duiden onderzoeken op de omvang en verwevenheid van deze netwerken. Tegen de achtergrond van aanhoudend rechts geweld en terreur in heel Europa, gaat de conferentie over de Europese plaag van rechtse terreur.

De conferentie brengt actoren uit wetenschap, cultuur en politiek bijeen om te discussiëren over de rol van deze domeinen in de strijd tegen rechtse terreur en racistisch geweld. Het doel is gezamenlijke oplossingen voor de toekomst te ontwikkelen die het ontstaan en de uitbreiding van rechts-extremistische structuren tegengaan en tegelijkertijd het Europees maatschappelijk middenveld versterken. Daarbij zal de conferentie de diversiteit van racistische praktijken, de continuïteit van geweld en de netwerkvorming van rechtse structuren in Europa en daarbuiten zichtbaar maken.

Na afloop van de conferentie wordt het stuk EXTREME / MALECANE  van Paola Pisciottano opgevoerd. Dit documentaire toneelstuk gaat over rechtse radicaliseringsprocessen van jongeren in Europa.

Programme

Host and moderator of the conference: Matthias Dell (Journalist, Berlin)

14:30
Welcome words and introduction to the conference: Johannes Ebert (Secretary general, Goethe-Institut), via video

14:45 – 15:15
Violence et passion, de la fascination pour le fascisme : Didier Eribon (Dartsmouth College)

15:15 – 15:30
Break

15:30 – 17:00
Panel 1 : Scientific perspectives on right-wing violence and terrorism in Europe
- Volker Weiß (Autor und Publizist, Hamburg)
- Tore Bjørgo (Centre for Research on Extremism, Oslo)
- Manuela Caiani (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

17:00 – 17:15 Break

17:15 – 18:00
Serpil Temiz Unvar & Judith Lechner: The work of the Educational Initiative Ferhat Unvar

18:00
Closing Words:
Elke Kaschl-Mohni (Goethe-Institut Brussel)

18:15 
End of the conference

20:00
EXTREME/MALECANCE, Paola Pisciotano

 

La conférence s'intègre au projet Unzivilgesellschaft / Uncivil society des Goethe-Instituts de Bruxelles, Budapest, Milan et Oslo. Au travers de formes artistiques, de rencontres et d'un travaille avec des partenaires locaux, ce projet aborde les phénomènes européens de la violence raciste et du terrorisme d'extrême droite. Plus d'informations.

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Casting

  • Matthias Dell werkt als film-, media- en theatercriticus en als freelancer voor Deutschlandradio, Zeit-Online, Cargo, epd Film, Spiegel.de en FAS. Boeken van zijn hand: “'Herrlich inkorrekt'. Die Thiel-Boerne-Tatorte” (2012), “Über Thomas Heise” (2014), “Duisburg –Düsterburg. Werner Ruzicka im Gespräch” (2018).

    Didier Eribon
    French author, journalist, sociologist and philosopher, taught as a professor at the University of Amiens from 2009 - 2017. Eribon writes regularly on socially relevant topics in the weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur. He has published numerous books. In his autobiographical work Return to Reims, published in 2009, he analyses his own path from working-class child to intellectual and explains the success of the French far-right.

    Serpil Temiz Unvar
    Mother of Ferhat Unvar and founder of the educational initiative named after her son who was murdered in the racist attack in Hanau, which campaigns against every day and institutional racism.

    Volker Weiß
    The historian Dr. Volker Weiß researches mainly on the history and present of the extreme right in Germany. His work has been translated into several languages, and the study “Die Autoritäre Revolte. Die Neue Rechte und der Untergang des Abendlande“ (The authoritarian revolt. The New Right and the Decline of the Occident) was nominated for the 2017 Leipzig Book Fair Non-Fiction Prize. In 2019, he commented on the first publication of Theodor W. Adorno's lecture "Aspects of the New Right-Wing Radicalism." Weiß is a fellow at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University of Berlin, a member of the Working Group on Antisemitism Research in the German Sociological Association (DGS), and of the Villigster Research Forum on National Socialism, Racism, and Antisemitism. In 2021, he was a visiting professor at the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck.

    Tore Bjørgo
    Professor at the University of Oslo and Director of the « Center for Research on Extremism: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C REX) ». Extremism and terrorism expert with a special focus on right-wing extremism and its prevention.

  • Manuela Caiana
    Professor of Political Science at the « Scuola Normale Superiore » in Pisa. Her research interests lie in qualitative network analyses of nationalist parties, movements and radical right-wing politics.

    Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka
    Anthropologist, Roma activist and co-founder of many Roma youth organisations. She is currently a member of ternYpe (International Roma Youth Network) and the « Alliance for the European Roma Institute (ERI) », as well as Deputy Executive Director of the « European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) » in Berlin.

    Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana
    MEP and Co-President of the European Parliament's Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI). Until 2019, she was a board member of DaMigra, the umbrella organisation of migrant women's organisations in Germany and still is a member of the « Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FENM) ». In 2009, she received the Helene-Weber-Award for her commitment to combating violence against women and for more integration.

    Elke Kaschl-Mohni
    has been director of the Goethe-Institut Brussels and the Southwest Europe region of the Goethe-Instituts since 2019. Previously, she was director of the Goethe-Institut Cairo for five years and also regional director for the North Africa/Middle East region.

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