Born in 1983, Srećko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher, author and translator, as well as an astute political activist. His books and essays, many of which have been translated into other languages, deal with capitalism-critical movements, emancipation and the development of Europe. Horvat writes regularly for leading media, including The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel and The New York Times. For a number of years he ran the Subversive Festival in Zagreb, a forum for socio-political issues in Southeast Europe. Together with Slavoj Žižek, he published the book What Does Europe Want? The Union and Its Discontents. Srećko Horvat is actively involved in the Democracy in Europe 2025 movement and was one of its founders in 2016.