DEMOS H2020 scholars will present research at the 6th Prague Populism Conference, an annual event dedicated to discussing trends and studies on populist politics. The event will be held online between May 17-19 and is co-organised by the DEMOS consortium partner Charles University in Prague as well as the Czech branches of the Heinrich Böll institute and the Goethe institute. Registration is free (see details below).
The conference’s goal is to analyse recent changes in European populist parties and movements in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak has changed political narratives, policy making, and the behavior of politicians in Europe. Not only mainstream but also populist actors had to adapt their strategy to the crisis situation. The conference will discuss these changes and new trends from several angles including a gender backlash in the Central-Eastern European region.
During the conference, project scholars Martin Mejstřík (Charles University); Giuliano Bobba, and team members Federico Vegetti, Arturo Bertero, Moreno Mancosu, and Antonella Seddone (University of Turin); Attila Bartha (Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest), Artur Lipiński (Adam Mickiewicz University), and DEMOS H2020 project leader Zsolt Boda (CSS, Budapest) will explore populist communication on social media, populist governance and policy making, and populist attitudes.
Check out details about the conference including the programme, registration, and how to follow the event on our website:
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