27th November, 2023 – DHI Rome/Online
The European Parliament elections are fast approaching, and for many, the future of Europe itself — battered by COVID, Brexit and the Ukraine war — hangs in the balance.
Euroscepticism has become the buzzword of our time, used to describe a variety of actors and movements — from Brexit’s architects, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, to right-wing leaders Giorgia Meloni and Viktor Orbán — who criticise the European Union and its trajectory.
But who really are the Eurosceptics? Are they an identifiable group, or rather a disjointed set of individuals lazily lumped under a single umbrella? And are they actually taking over Europe?
This roundtable, bringing together both historians and political scientists, will look at what challenges the EU is facing and how the past can inform the present to show that many of these obstacles are far from new.
Cite this blog post
Editorial Board (2023, November 18). Roundtable: Are the Eurosceptics taking over? — Historical Perspectives and Future Challenges facing the EU. (De)Constructing Europe. Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/olp6