A conference on populism, extremism and euro-scepticism in today's European societies.
Populism, extremism and Euroscepticism are haunting Europe, creating a tense atmosphere in which fear, hate, anger and anxiety converge: a climate of European Angst. The more momentum populist parties and movements gain, the more clueless the established political, cultural and legislative institutions seem to be. Why is this happening now? And how are we dealing with it? The conference European Angst will shed light on these questions in a unique way. It will leave the comfort zone of liberal consensus by inviting controversial thinkers, creating thus a space for passionate debate, for reflection and in-depth analysis.
Among the participants are the writers and philosophers Slavoj Zizek, Didier Eribon and Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller as well as 40 students selected in an open call. Representing tomorrow’s decision makers, they will play an active role in the conference, and they will draft a manifesto on Europe’s future to be handed over to EU officials.
Tuesday, 6 December: 15:30-20:30
Wednesday, 7 December: 08:30-17:30
Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Rue Ravenstein- Ravensteinstraat 23
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MANIFESTO European Angst
Report „European Angst“ (DE)
Programme of the conference
European Angst press kit
European Angst is an initiative by Goethe-Institut Brussels together with four EUNIC-members, the Czech Centre, the Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Polish Institute in Brussels, and BOZAR. It is supported by European Movement International, Evens Foundation, and the Ambassade de France en Belgique. Mediapartner: EU Observer