Tuesday, 17.04.2018 - Wednesday, 18.04.2018

Expert Workshop “Social Democracy and Statehood 1918-2018“

What were the roles of social democratic parties amidst the rapid formation of sovereign independent states after World War I and particularly in East-Central Europe?

The end of World War I reshaped the map of Europe. Large multinational empires fell apart, and many countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe finally became independent or regained their independence, they have been longing for. That is why 1918 is not only an important year because of the end of World War I, but also because of the extensive democratization that the whole of Europe experienced. A main driving force behind this major European-wide democratization of state and society were social democratic parties.

In celebration of the historic 100th anniversary, FES Riga invited scholars from all over Europe in order to discuss and compare the contribution of social democratic parties to the origin and establishment of these new democratic nation states and to determine their place in the overall European context.

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LV 1010 Riga

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Pärnu mnt. 27-13
10141 Tallinn

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A. Jakšto g. 6a/8-34
LT-01105 Vilnius

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