Far-right parties have been advancing in Europe and some of their discourses and policies have become mainstream. These parties may increase their influence after the upcoming 2023 elections in Slovakia and Poland, as well as after the 2024 European elections. Although their similarities are often evoked, their local policies may be quite different. Yet, as time passes by, both rhetoric and policies are becoming more extreme. Is there a red line that cannot crossed? Does the red line differ from country to country?
9:15-10:30 Panel Conversation followed by Q&A
Far-right rhetoric and policies: What is the red line in Slovakia, Germany, and Finland?
Slovakia: Iveta Radičová, sociologist, Dean of Media Faculty, Paneuropean University in Bratislava. Slovakia’s Prime Minister (2010-2012); Minister of Defence (2011-2012), Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, and Family (2005-2006)
Germany: Ann-Katrin Müller, journalist, AfD expert, Der Spiegel,
Finland: Tuija Saresma, gender expert, University of Jyväskylä
Austria: Bernhard Weidinger, senior researcher at the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW) in Vienna; academic advisor for the Austrian Journal for Historical Studies, erinnern.at, and Austria's federal program for teaching and learning about National Socialism and the Holocaust.
Moderator: Mirjana Tomić, fjum/Presseclub Concordia
10:30-11:00 Coffee, networking and informal discussion on how to counter the far-right advance
11:00-12:00 Panel Conversation followed by Q&A
Far-right rhetoric and policies: What is the red line in Spain, Poland, Italy, and France?
Spain: Ramón González Ferriz, columnist, El Confidencial, book author
Poland: Karolina Zbytniewska, journalist, editor-in-chief, Euractiv Poland
Italy/France: Alberto Alemanno, lawyer, professor, HEC Paris, advocate, author
Moderator: Ivan Vejvoda, Head of Europe’s Futures, IWM