Thinking Lab on Populism
Julian Rappold is Programme Officer at the German Council on Foreign Relations since August 2013 where he is part of the Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Policy Studies. He works primarily on topics of German EU Policy, the North-South divide in the EU in the course of the Euro crisis (especially on Greece) and European foreign policy. For his masters degree Julian studied European Affairs at the Freie Universität Berlin / Humboldt 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.