We used to demand peace and love—now we demand no discrimination and no hate. Why did we lower our ambitions? Political debate today is desolate—not just because it drowns in hate but because it lacks ambition. Strategic litigation and protest, shaming and angry shouting, have replaced utopian dreaming. How can we build a sense of […]
Irena Guidikova was founder of the Council of Europe Intercultural Cities programme. Throughout her career at the council, she has focused on policy innovation in such fields as youth and cultural policy, participatory democracy, diversity and intercultural integration. She currently manages a team supporting governments, jointly with cities and other stakeholders fostering systemic change in anti-discrimination and inclusion across all types of diversities.