Thinking Lab on Populism
Daphne Büllesbach is Berlin-based Director of Programmes at European Alternatives, a Europe-wide civil society organization devoted to exploring and developing the potential for transnational politics and culture. She was co-curator of last year’s Transeuropa Festival 'Beyond Fragments' that took place in Belgrade in October 2015. Daphne holds degrees in European Studies and Social and Political Science from King’s College London, Sciences-Po Paris and Cambridge University.
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…)
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.