The aim of the conference is to examine the relevance of the migration issue in the election campaigns (especially in the Czech Republic, in the Netherlands, in Germany and Hungary), the stance of respective parties on migration, and the interpretation and framing of the issue in the rhetoric of top candidates two years after the peak of the refugee crisis.
Date: 24th May 2018
Venue: Magvető Cafe, 1074 Budapest, Dohány utca 13.
10:00 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
• Csaba Tóth, ELF Board member, Director of Strategy at Republikon Institute
10:10 Keynote speech
LIBERAL CHANCES AGAINST POPULIST VOICES IN THE 21st CENTURY EUROPE
• Péter Balázs, former Foreign Minister, Director of CEU’s Center for European Neighborhood Studies
MIGRATION ISSUE IN THE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS
A defining success of 2017 - Liberals at the Dutch Election
• Marthe Hesselmans, senior researcher - Mr Hans van Mierlo Stichting, Den Haag
Exploiting the migration issue by the radical right in Europe’s heartland - the 2017 German elections
• Stefan Drexler, researcher, phD student - Andrássy Universität, Budapest
Anti-migrant messages without migrants?
The 2017 election campaign in the Czech Republic
• Tereza Chmelíková, analyst, Institute of Politics and Society, Prague
How long can the anti-immigrant propaganda work?
Successful messages and serious failures in the 2018 Hungarian Parliamentary Election
• Csaba Tóth, ELF Board Member, Director of Strategy at Republikon Institute
11:45 Roundtable discussion
LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM THE ELECTION RESULTS
• Tereza Chmelíková
• Stefan Drexler
• Marthe Hesselmans
• Csaba Tóth
13:00 CLOSING RECEPTION
Working language: English
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