Upcoming Summer School on Populism (18-19 September 2020)

The summer school will take place in the framework of the Jean Monnet Module ‘European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times.’ The Summer School will look at populism and its manifestations from perspectives of theory, law and political science. Those who participate in the Summer School will gain a good understanding of the definitional, theoretical and contextual frameworks of populism and its manifestations, an in-depth understanding of the EU’s toolbox in tackling effects of right-wing populism as these are witnessed today in Europe, including deterioration of the rule of law, discriminatory policies and hate speech. The Summer School will also include sessions on the socio-legal and political significance of protecting social and economic rights in times of crisis, the link between financial and social crises and the rise of both right and left wing populism in Europe in the current era.

The Summer School will employ a mélange of formal and non-formal educational methodology, placing the learner at the epicenter of the learning process. It will include a selection of lectures as well as interactive workshops lead by imminent experts.

Target Group
PhD students, early career researchers, advanced students in fields such as law, European Studies, sociology, politics, policy makers, members of civil society, stakeholders, professionals.

There is no registration cost. All meals are covered.
Flights and accommodation for international participants are not covered.

For any information please contact us at info@eupopulism.eu.

Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended to the 24th of August 2020.

Brochure with full programme here


UCLan Cyprus is pleased to announce the launch of a Jean Monnet Module entitled ‘European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times’ which will run from 2019-2022.



This contains a collection of books and articles on populism. Our team will be updating the bibliography over the duration of the project.