Populism in Central Europe
01/09/2017 – 28/02/2019
The Austrian Society for European Politics, the Center for European Neighborhood Studies at the Central European University Budapest, the EUROPEUM Prague, the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana and the GLOBSEC Policy Institute Bratislava jointly launched a project with the goal to examine why political and societal actors resort to an “anti-European” rhetoric. We want to study if or to what extent and why people believe in this rhetoric and regard it as justified. Finally, our project also takes a look at whether and if so, to what extent, “EU bashing” and isolationist policymaking not only fails to deliver on its own promises, but in the medium and long run may even damage national interests.
This project was co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.
Explaining the appeal of populist nationalism in Central Europe (Paul Schmidt, EUROPP Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Nationalist-populistic discourse is gaining momentum in many EU-member states, not least in the Central European region.