Breakout: Populist Strategies
DATE: 16th of June 2020
TIME: 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM (CEST)
Populist Strategies and Narratives in Times of COVID-19
The session focuses on how the far-right uses the COVID-crises to propagate its ideology of a ‘clean’ and homogenous nation – be it in the US, in Hungary, Italy or Germany. This is not a new phenomenon. In the past, epidemics have often been instrumentalised to stigmatise minorities and marginalised groups. With social media, however, the far right of today has much more effective communicative tools at their hands. What are their narratives and strategies, and how can we prevent them from increasing their discursive and political power?
the struggle for liberal democracy
Rebalancing the responsibilities between the state and society with the aim of empowering civil society, promoting social cohesion and innovating the democratic system