Future of Democracy Series: Democracy in Europe (FON1-E13)

Product code: FON1-E13

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June 20, 2023


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



In Europe, increased volatility and inequality is on the rise due to an, eroding trust in public institutions and support for populist “challenger” parties as alternative governing party systems.

This final event in the Future of Democracy Series focuses on European democracies and how populist challenger parties have been successful in employing strategies to break established party dominance. Panelists will discuss the use of these strategies to mobilize people around new issues, their impact on immigration and environmental policies, and the tactic of using anti-establishment rhetoric to undermine mainstream party appeal.

Participants will take stock of the changes that are occurring in the political landscape in Europe and explore underlying factors that are influencing citizen trust, social cohesion and public sector accountability.

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Catherine De Vries, Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Political Science, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University

Peter Loewen, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Associate Director, Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto


Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service

Date modified: 2023-05-19