Alvaro Imbernón Sainz
Thinking Lab on Populism
Álvaro Imbernón Sainz is a political scientist specialised in International Relations and EU affairs. He is currently working as a researcher for the Global Risks Program of ESADE Business & Law School. He is also an Associate Researcher of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and an Associate Lecturer in EU Studies at Nebrija University. Álvaro gained his experience working as a consultant and has collaborated with the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations University, the pan-European think tank FEPS and the OSCE.
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…)
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.