In the minority: Coping with populist challenge

Project specs




Vinicius Gorczeski



Funding agency

Horizon 2020




How do minorities attacked by populist movements in Europe endure the challenges directed at them? How does hate speech spread on social media and what can you do about it? The latest research from the DEMOS project aims to answer these important questions.

Researcher Profile

DEMOS (Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe) is a research and innovation project studying populism and its impacts on democracy. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, the project is carried out by 15 partner institutions in Europe and involves 10 scientific disciplines. DEMOS investigates the phenomenon of populism through the lenses of democratic efficacy. The idea combines attitudinal features (political efficacy), political skills, knowledge, and democratic opportunity structures. A novelty, democratic efficacy is understood as a condition of political engagement needed to address the challenges of populism.

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