What does national identity mean in the Central European context in the beginning of the 21st century?

The project aims to map out and analyze themes related to national identity and nationalism in the context of Central Europe. The project belongs among activities of the EUROPEUM Institute for European policy

The core aim is to focus on a deeper theoretical understanding of political parties’ communication methods in the field of national identity in the CEE countries.

Interview with Jadwiga Emilewicz on relationship between national identity and politics

Do the growing nationalist and populist tendencies pose a threat to national and ethnic minorities in European countries? What is the situation in Poland?

National Policy in the Hungarian Parties’ Election Programs

A lot has been said about the Hungarian parliamentary elections that took place on 6th April 2014 and have been by a wide margin won by Fidesz. Let’s take a closer look on the election programs of some of the most important Hungarian political parties and their positions on the topic of national identity and minority policy. (Two parties, namely Fidesz and the Democratic Coalition, did not issue any election manifesto and therefore are not included in the text.)

Hungarian Socialist Party (Magyar Szocialista Párt, MSZP)

Interview with prof. Jan Hartman about the relationship between politics and education and about immigration

Several months ago, we have published an interview with prof. Jan Rydel about role of modern state in the history education. The coin has always two sides; therefore, we publish an interview with prof. Jan Hartman, one of the leftist liberal Twoj Ruch movement leaders for the EP election. 

Interview with Dr. Seán Hanley: In the Czech Republic it is not quite clear what euroscepticism really means

Less than 2 months before the European elections we bring you an interview with Dr. Seán Hanley* who spoke to us about euroscepticism in the Czech Republic and the role of the EU for citizens.

 According to you, Mr. Hanley, what are the main differences in the Czech and British euroscepticism?

Andrej Kiska – keeping calm about the Hungarian minority

If we should name one label most attributed to Andrej Kiska by media, it would probably be “politically inexperienced”, in both positive and negative sense. On one hand, people do not know much about his political positions and that is why they may lack a reason to vote for him. On the other, some of them claim that it is better to vote for a candidate from whom they do not know what to expect rather than for the current Prime Minister Robert Fico, from whom they do have some expectations, but mostly not very good ones.