Centre of International Relations Presented its Research Findings on Populism in the EU at a Conference in Prague


On 4 April 2018, Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, presented the key findings of the Slovenian researchers in the framework of the international project ‘Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe’ in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference was organised by EUROPEUM, one of the five partners in the project, together with researchers from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia.

The panel of five researchers presented the preliminary results of the surveys carried out in all of the aforementioned countries. The surveys focused on the citizens’ opinions related to trust in the EU institutions, attitudes towards national and European policies and trust in democracy. Researchers sought to answer why political and social actors in Central Europe resort to anti-EU rhetoric, to what extent people follow it and how they justify these views.

The panel speakers were:

  • Paul Schmidt (Austrian Society for European Politics, Vienna, Austria)
  • Christian Kvorning Lassen (EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy, Prague, Czech Repubic) 
  • Gabriella Göbl (Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Dominika Hajdu (GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • Nina Pejič (Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).

The keynote speaker of the conference was Aleš Chmelař, State Secretary for European Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.

The next public event within this project will take place in Bratislava.

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