Fear and Loathing: Can the European Union Survive 2017?

6.00pm – 8.30pm, Monday 13th March 2017
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU

Join Demos for a public event to mark the launch of a major project examining how a rising culture of fear is sweeping Europe – fuelling populism, dividing societies, and threatening to destabilise democratic institutions.

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

  • Stephen Kinnock MP
  • Baroness Julie Smith of Newnham, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Paul Taggart, University of Sussex
  • Bojan Pancevski, Europe Correspondent, The Sunday Times
  • Christine Hübner, d|part think tank (Germany) and University of Edinburgh
  • Sophie Gaston, Head of International Projects, Demos

Doors will open at 6.00pm, and the event will commence at 6.30pm.