Europe and the EU

Future of Europe Breakfast with Matthew Goodwin
16 Jan 2018 08:30 - 10:30
Bron: Studio Oostrum, The Hague

This event was co-hosted by the Representation of the European Commission and the Clingendael Institute.
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After a year of European elections, it is time to draw up the balance. How have right-wing populist movements fared across the EU and what does it spell for the future? The rise in support for anti-establishment parties is often ascribed to a backlash against globalisation. But is this driven by economics, or identity politics, or both? What explains the revolt on the right? 

Key note speaker Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics at Kent University and Senior Fellow at Chatham House, is an expert on European populism and UK politics. In his opening remarks, prof. Goodwin addressed the issues of right-wing populism in Europe on the eve of new elections. Has the populist tide been turned, of have we all been lulled into a false sense of complacency?

After the key note remarks, the debate was continued with a roundtable discussion. 

The session was moderated by Rem Korteweg.

Clingendael Future of Europe Breakfast - Matthew Goodwin opening remarks
Matthew Goodwin during his opening remarks flanked by Andreas Zenthöfer (l.) and Rem Kortweg (r.)


Future of Europe Breakfast Matthew Goodwin-Participants' debate
Participants during the roundtable discussion.

All Future of Europe Breakfast Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule.