Workshop 4: The rise of populism in Europe: What should we know? How should we react?

The recent elections of the European Parliament have demonstrated that the debates concerning European integration and membership of the EU are more polarized than ever before. Numerous euro-sceptic and populist parties have arisen, drawing on the frustration of many citizens with the economic, social and fiscal consequences of the crisis. This workshop will examine the causes of the rise of populism in Europe. In a second part of the workshop, theses will be developed on how to successfully respond to populist arguments.

Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies (Bulgaria)
Nick Startin, University of Bath (United Kingdom)

Caroline Hornstein-Tomić,
Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences (Crotia)


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