The website was presented in a joint PS-FEPS conference in Brussels, entitled “Politics and Leadership: How are Populist Movements attracting Millennials and why?”. The conference started with the opening remarks of the Secretary General of the S&D Group Javier Moreno and the President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev, then the co-director of Policy Solutions Tamás Boros presented the Populism Tracker website.
The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by the policy advisor of FEPS Maria Freitas, with the participation of the Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group Evelyn Regner, the researcher of the London School of Economics Fabio Wolkenstein, and the President of the Young European Socialists Laura Slimani. Besides the speakers and the panellists, more than one hundred millennials were present at the event.
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Brussels and Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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