Populists parties are succeeding all over Europe. They are growing in all member states, including those that not long time ago seemed safe and free of them. Their representation in the EP is significant. In some cases they are more than Euro-sceptic and anti-establishment movements, but they are extreme right parties that are officially inspired by totalitarian regimes. One thing that many of them have in common is their rhetoric and language. For many of them hate speech is a immanent component of their identity. By offending others they attract voters. By verbally discriminating and humiliating entire groups they show their contempt for political correctness and fundaments of liberal democracy.
This workshop will analyse the hatred discourse of populist movements and radical groups in EU memebr states and will be a starting point for a comparative study of all EU memebrs states that will be published by ELF and Projekt: Polska in autumn 2020.
An event organised by the European Liberal Forum with the support of Projekt: Polska, Republikon Institute, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.