Conference invitation: The State of Populism in Europe

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in collaboration with Policy Solutions and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest cordially invite you to their joint conference, entitled: THE STATE OF POPULISM IN EUROPE IN 2017
Conference invitation: The State of Populism in Europe

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in collaboration with Policy Solutions and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest cordially invite you to their joint conference, entitled:


Date: 16 November 2017 (Thursday), 17.30-19.30

Venue: Hotel Intercontinental (Apáczai Csere J. u. 12-14., Budapest, 1052)


In many European countries public discontent against traditional political parties and democratic institutions has been rising. In an effort to shed a deeper understanding of the root causes of this crisis and what progressives should do to counteract this phenomenon we have invited experts from various EU member states to present the situation of their respective countries. We will also present the first result of FEPS and Policy Solutions’ yearlong pan-European analysis of over 80 populist parties and movements under the auspices of the Populism Tracker, and debate on whether the expansion of populist parties has halted or rather advanced in most EU countries.


Speakers of the conference include:

Nicole LOEW, Policy fellow, Das Progressive Zentrum, Germany

Jussi PAKKASVIRTA, Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

Zita GURMAI, Vice President of FEPS, Hungary

Luigi TROIANI, Professor, Fondazione Pietro Nenni, Italy

Jan Niklas ENGELS, Head of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung's Budapest office, Germany

Tamas BOROS, Co-director, Policy Solutions, Hungary

Moderator: Krisztina BOMBERA, Journalist, ATV Television Chanel


Please find the detailed programme here.

The official language of the conference is English. English-Hungarian interpretation will be provided.


Participation in the event is free of charge, but registration is required.

Please register before 12 November 2017 at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/3IRB6ygBGk5niMAl2 or by sending an email to info@policysolutions.hu  


We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.



About Us

Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity, sustainability 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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