Thinking Lab on Populism
Kassandra Becker is one of the co-founders, member of the board and head of office at Polis180 a Berlin-based grassroots think tank on foreign and European affairs. She gained her experience working at ZDF, the German Bundestag, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Körber Foundation in Berlin. Kassandra holds a Masters’ degree in European Studies and International Relations (Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt/Posen) as well as a Bachelor degree in Contemporary history and Sociology (University of Freiburg).
Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy brief on Populism in Europe. The Thinking Lab developed nine policy recommendations focusing on the creation of trust between citizens and the political sphere.
Over the course of the last two years, civil society experts and practitioners from across Europe gathered in four DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Labs to deliver fresh ideas and to independently elaborate concrete policy recommendations on four European key areas: Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion, and Sustainable Growth. Discover the summary of their proposals and the full-length policy briefs below! (more…)
As the Thinking Lab Summit in Paris was a meeting of members of Civil Society, Orange Magazine wondered, what “Civil Society” means to the participants. Is it a universal definition or rather personal term?
The Thinking Lab on Populism is dealing with one of the fastest growing phenomena in current European politics. Well known in other parts of the world, such as Latin America, the concept of populism is still an unclear one. While many experts and journalists characterize very heterogenous political movements such as Podemos on the one hand, and far right protest movements like the German Alternative für Deutschland, as being populist, the Thinking Lab is benefiting from a broader view on the matter and will try to bring clarity into the debate.