Thinking Lab on Populism
Filipe Henriques is the President of the Union of European Federalists in Portugal. He is also studying Political Science at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and Freie Universität Berlin. Filipe is a member of the Democracy Working Group at the Federation of Young European Greens. In 2016, he was also ambassador for Democracy of the representations in Portugal of the European Parliament and the European Commission in a campaign to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the integration of Portugal in the European Union.
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…)
During the second Thinking Lab Summit in Paris, Orange Magazine spoke with Elena García Mañes and Filipe Santos Henrique. They talked about their stances on Populism in Europe.
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.
Europe needs to have a European dialogue rather than national responses if it wants to prove successful in solving European crises.