Panel #3: Populism in Central and Eastern Europe: Economic policies, voter behaviour, social reactions


This session aims to provide a broader perspective on economy, society and politics in an environment marked by populism, through a conversation between experts on trends and perspectives. Our intent is for all participants to come away with a holistic understanding and novel insights around building and sustaining democratically healthy politics.


Dr. Istvan KOLLAI, Corvinus University Budapest, on the concept of neo-feudalism

Krisztina SZABÓ, Corvinus University Budapest: Local economic voting, perception and voters’ attitude: Evidence from Hungarian survey and local economic data

András TÉTÉNYI, Corvinus University Budapest: Exogenous shocks and voter behaviour in Central and Eastern Europe

Jitka KRALOVA, University College London - the effects of the COVID pandemic bringing on stage marginal voices and anti-liberal discourses, intertwined with populist rhetoric

Dr. Gábor VIGVARI, Corvinus University Budapest: Does populist policy making reflect social demand for populists?

About the Organisers

The event is organised in partnership with University College London, UK, Tartu University, Estonia, Jagiellonian University, Poland, Charles University, Czech Republic, and Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary). The event is the final conference of PopRebel, a European research project on neo-feudalism and neo-traditionalism. It is coordinated by Edgeryders OÜ - A non profit think-tank based in Estonia. We help groups and organizations to harness the power of collective intelligence for wiser, more effective ways to work together and make decisions.


The event is free to attend provide you RSVP. To do that, please use the form below. You can find more info about the different panels on the main conference page.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 822682.