Joint event by The Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute

7th December 2021


A wave of populism has shaken Europe in recent years, expressed not only by political parties, but also by anti-globalisation movements and other mass movements. The experts on the panel examined the causes and consequences of the rise of populism in Europe, looking at differences in Central and Eastern Europe and whether populism is inherently nationalistic. They also discussed possible counter-strategies and the populist aspects of Brexit.


Professor Daphne Halikiopoulou
Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Reading

Dr Florian Hartleb
Political Scientist and Consultant

Brendan Donnelly
Director, The Federal Trust

Dr Imke Henkel, Lecturer in Digital Journalism, Birbeck, University of London

Matthias Barner, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung United Kingdom & Ireland