Populism in political discourse – pandering to far-right sentiments?

Green European Foundation with the support of Fondazzjoni Ceratonia

Saturday, June 23, 2012
0930h – 1300h
Hotel Juliani, Bajja ta’ Spinola,
San Ġiljan, Malta

Participation free but booking necessary by sending an email to Ms. Nighat Urpani on ceratoniafoundation@gmail.com



0930h – 1000h Registration & Breakfast – Tea, coffee, cookies.

1000h – 1015h Introduction
Nighat Urpani, on behalf of Green European Foundation and Fondazzjoni Ceratonia

1015h – 1045h Keynote speech
Dr. Dick Pels – A sociologist and director of Bureau de Helling, the research foundation of the Dutch Green Party (GroenLinks). Contributor to GEF’s book “Populism in Europe” (http://gef.eu/publication/populism-in-europe-examining-the-rise-of-the-populist-right/).

His latest book is entitled “The ‘people’ does not exist – Leadership and populism in media democracy” (in Dutch, 2011).

1045h – 1115h The rise (and fall?) of far right groups in Malta in the mid-noughties – Prof. Mark Anthony Falzon – Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Malta.

1115h -1145h Illegal bodies: reflections on the right, righteousness and rights in Malta – Maria Pisani, Integra Foundation.

1145h – 1215h Myth-History and the Reinvention of the People – Aleks Farrugia, historian and editor of trade union newspaper, It-Torċa.

1215h – 1245h Open discussion with the participation of the participants and AD spokespersons.

1245h – 1300h Closing address – Dr. Dick Pels.

1300h Stand-up light lunch.

Seminar chaired by James Debono, journalist.

With support of the European Parliament. The Parliament is not responsible for the content of the project.