Anxious Nation: Will the Presidential election be won on fear?

Demos and Maison de l’Europe de Paris held a lively public debate to mark the launch of a major project examining how a rising culture of fear is sweeping Europe – fueling populism, dividing societies, and threatening to destabilise democratic institutions.

The discussion explored the rise of far-right parties, the upcoming French and German elections, and how politicians can defend liberal democracy in the face of authoritarianism.

Sophie Gaston, Head of International Projects, Demos
Jean-Yves Camus, political analyst and associate research fellow, IRIS
Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, Research director, Institut Viavoice
Chair: Angelique Chrisafis, Paris Bureau Chief, the Guardian
Further speakers to be announced

Date and Time
Monday 20th March, 18.30-20.00

35-37 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004, Paris

This project was supported by the Open Societies Foundation.