Friday 2 December - 1115-1230

What are the causes of rising populism in Europe and what should politicians do in response?

Europes Strategic Choices

How far are criticism of the EU, neo-nationalism, xenophobia and welfare-state conservatism converging in Europe? How big is the danger that the ‘idea of Europe’ is losing its support? How should politicians address the causes of disaffection and loss of trust in the political process? In what way does a growing inequality in Europe contribute to this trend?