Austria and the European elections: Why so many young voters are so keen on the FPÖ

Posted on 21. May 2014 by Thomas Baumgartner Party, politics and protest: the FPÖ represents such a perfect combination of these elements that for young Austrians the populist right-wingers are the first choice. The fact that the country is currently celebrating Conchita Wurst does not amount to evidence of any increase in tolerance levels. The … Continue reading Austria and the European elections: Why so many young voters are so keen on the FPÖ

Brown stain on the map of Slovakia

Posted on 24. November 2013 by Lukáš Fúčela When I logged into Facebook this morning it resembled a situation after a major sport success of a national team. The whole “wall” was full of comments and articles on a single topic – a brown stain in the political map of Slovakia after the regional elections. Everybody … Continue reading Brown stain on the map of Slovakia

Communicating the EU to young people

Posted on 25. September 2011 by Nevena Jovanovic The young people living in the former Communist countries of South Eastern Eu­rope, on a daily basis, can hear about “European practices” and “European standards” in different fields of public life, which are usually taken as measure of positive or at least favorable way of doing things. Regardless … Continue reading Communicating the EU to young people