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.

Updating of database on political parties

The database on nationalism and national identity of political parties will be enlarged  during autumn 2013 as follows:
- manifestos for general election (Poland 2010, Slovakia 2012, the Czech Republic 2013)
- categorisation of the German political parties in time period 2005 - 2013

The database will cover country issues relevant for national context of national identity as well. The data sources will reflect the parties' public activities.

Preparatory meeting in Brno - project was started

The project coordinator EUROPEUM hosted in Brno at the end of August the coordinating meeting with all partners to discuss the key questions and tasks for coming months. Main task of the meeting was clarifying the methodology of data collection, set-up the time frame of the cooperation and prepare good existence of the partnership. The team found out reliable concept of data collection. During Autumn 2013 the data will be collected as well as the definition of country specific issues will be set. About further progress we will inform soon.

Euroskop informed about project National Populism in the Visegrad Countries

In an interview promoting project National Populism in the Countries of Visegrad webzine Euroskop informed about the first results of the research. Besides other issues you can here read why is Viktor Orbán proud Hungarian, what Visegrad means for political parties in four Central European countries and how they define their identities.  

Database on nationalism in Visegrad Countries

Database on Nationalism, Populism and Nationalistic Approaches in Visegrad Countries will soon be again accesible. Database contains extensive and exhausting data and information about nationalistic tendencies of political parties and organizations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Database is suited for experts, media and general public to get quick and comprehensive information about the ideas and attitudes of the parties and other politically active groups from the four Central - European countries.

International Conference on national populism in the Visegrad countries

International Institute of Political Science of Masaryk University in cooperation with International Visegrad Fund and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will hold an international conference on national populism and nationalism in political parties among the Czech republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.