Populismus in Mitteleuropa2019-02-05T10:58:36+01:00

EU-Projekt: Populismus in Mitteleuropa

Welche Auswirkungen haben Nationalismus und Populismus in Mittel- und Osteuropa auf den Zusammenhalt Europas? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigt sich das Forschungsprojekt “Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? National populism and its reception in Central Europe“.

Dabei wird der Frage nachgegangen, warum politische Akteure antieuropäische Rhetorik nutzen und ob damit politische Versprechen tatsächlich realisiert werden können. Das Projekt wurde von der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Europapolitik initiiert und wird gemeinsam mit der Budapester Central European University (Center for European Neighborhood Studies), der Universität Ljubljana (Center of International Relations), dem EUROPEUM (Prag) und dem GLOBSEC Policy Institute (Bratislava) umgesetzt.

Das Projekt wird seitens des Europa für Bürgerinnen und Bürger Programms der Europäischen Union kofinanziert.

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.

2202, 2018

CIR workshop discussing on a national study on populism and attitudes towards the EU in Slovenia

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.