Englisch Populism in Central Europe2019-04-08T08:18:02+02:00

Populism in Central Europe

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.

The project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.

2203, 2019

Information Template on the implemented activities

The information template summarises the main activities implemented during the project "Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? National populism and its reception in Central Europe“ which was co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.

3112, 2018

Populism in Central Europe 2018 (Final Report)

The final report of our project "Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? National populism and its reception in Central Europe“ highlights the main results of our surveys, depicts some of the citizens’ views and finally draws conclusions and policy recommendations on how to tackle the challenges ahead in order to contribute to a constructive European debate based on common values and mutual understanding instead of a pure national view that in the end leads to divisiveness and the loss of long-term achievements of the European integration process.

611, 2018

Explaining the appeal of populist nationalism in Central Europe (Paul Schmidt, EUROPP Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Central Europe is often seen as particularly fertile ground for populist nationalism given the success of populist parties in countries like Austria and Hungary, but what explains the appeal of this brand of politics for voters in the region? Paul Schmidt writes that there are decreasing levels of trust in European cross-border solutions to the region’s problems, however he argues that prioritising national solutions at the expense of the EU’s credibility could further exacerbate these issues.

1610, 2018

Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe – The state of play

Nationalistische und populistische Tendenzen gewinnen EU-weit an Gewicht. Eine internationale ExpertInnenrunde aus der Slowakei, Slowenien, Tschechien, Ungarn und Österreich gab einen aktuellen Einblick, wie national-populistische Ansätze die politische Debatte in ihren Ländern prägen und diskutierte, wie diesen am nachhaltigsten begegnet werden könnte.