Gong held its first workshop on populism
Gong held the first edition of the training "Awareness of populism" for 20 interested participants.
Speakers Berto Šalaj and Marijana Grbeša from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb, and communication and marketing expert Gordan Turković debunked populism, starting with its main characteristics, the causes of its strengthening in today's democracies through celebrity populism in Croatia and other countries, and the role and responsibility of the media. Participants learned from a first hand what a political campaign looks like on the ground and what it entails.
The aim of the training was to become familiar with the characteristics and prevalence of populist politics in the EU today and, by discussing the main elements of populist politics, to examine the presence of populist parties in the ruling majority in the EU and the world and discuss the source of their appeal. Moreover, this training should create a space for discussion and reflection on the pervasive phenomenon of populism in the public sphere.