Video Colloquium: Populism – destructive forces, negative visions and counter-narratives

Two weeks ago we have been talking about positive visions and engaging narratives for a future Europe. This week we are discussing the opposite: destructive forces and negative visions and how they change the European societies. We will look at the phenomenon of populism from different European perspectives and will search for the narratives behind populism, migration, nation. How can we feel at home in a globalized and complicated digitalized world? Can we create positive counter-narratives and shape resilient digital societies?

We are very much looking forward to meet our guests. We have invited Bernard Benhamou and Erica Meijers to a new video session to talk about these topics. Bernard Benhamou (France) is the General Secretary of the Institute for Digital Sovereignty (ISN). He is a lecturer in Internet Governance at the Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne University. Erica Meijers (Netherlands) is a journalist and a theologian. She works at the Protestant Theological University in Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2012 she contributed to the book ‘Right-wing populism in Europe’, edited in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Green European Foundation, Grüne Bildungswerkstatt and Bureau de Helling.

You are welcome to participate! As always, we will broadcast the discussion live on YouTube.

Join us in the discussion this Thursday, on April 4th at 2 p. m.!


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