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.
On 13-15 October 2017, #DialogueOnEurope contributors from eight European countries will meet in Rome for the third and last European Thinking Lab Summit. This three-day meeting will give them the opportunity to further discuss the four main topics of the project, namely Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Growth, and to finalise their policy recommendations for European decision-makers through various work and exchange sessions. (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.
On 28 June 2016, the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with the German Federal Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, officially launched the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE-project at the Europasaal of the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. (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.
Europe needs to have a European dialogue rather than national responses if it wants to prove successful in solving European crises.