IV Workshop on participatory democracy #Demolab19

Events / Fri 31 May 2019

The fourth edition of the Workshop on Participatory Democracy focuses its analysis in the new radical right-wing movements and parties in Southern Europe.

This workshop aims to understand the next European Parliament Election’s results into the context of the main transformations of the Southern European party systems.


31 May 2019

Opening remarks
  • Josep Vall, Vice-President of Coppieters Foundation.
  • Reis Gallego, Secretary-General of Fundació Nexe.
10:30 - 13:30
Panel I - The uneven success of the far-right forces in Southern Europe.

Moderator: Pablo Oñate

  • Is the “Front National” the winner of the french party system’s realignment? – Camille Kelbel, Université Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Toward the prevalence of Lega in the new post-Berlusconi’s Italy? – Manuela Caiani, Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Florence.
  • Toward the isolation of far right-wing parties in Greece – Susannah Verney, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • The failure of the far-right parties in Portugal: is it the great exception? – Marco Lisi, New University Of Lisbon.
16:00 - 17:00
Panel II - The Spanish new far-right.

Moderator: Marina Pla.

  • The political rhetoric of far-right parties on social networks – Beatriz Gallardo, Universitat de València.
  • An overview of far-right voters at both regional and European elections – Juan Rodríguez Teruel, Universitat de València.
18:00 - 19:30
Panel III - The far-right movements in the Valencian Country. A new or not so new phenomena?

Moderator: Andrea Kruithof.

  • The re-configuration of the valencian far-right movement – Anna López, Universitat de València
  • “Blaverisme” and valencian far-right movement – Joan Cantarero, journalist.
19:30 - 20:30
Panel IV - Writing competition: Presentation of the short-listed candidates.

Writing competition on the new extreme right in the South of Europe.

  • Gonçal Grau, President of Fundació Nexe.
  • Òscar Barberà, Coordinator of the “IV Workshop on participatory democracy”.

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When: Friday 31st of May 2019, from 10:00 to 20:30.
Where: Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània, València.


Do you plan to attend? Please RSVP via info@ideasforeurope.eu.

Free event: No registration fees.


There will be no interpretation at this event.

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Share your views about the event on Twitter @ideasforeurope and the hashtag #demolab19


Media inquiries can be addressed to info@ideasforeurope.eu

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This conference is a joint initiative of the Fundacio Nexe and Coppieters Foundation.

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This conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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