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.
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.