Societies Outside Metropolises: the Role of CSOs in Facing Populism

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The Study identifies the factors influencing citizens’ choices in favour of populism and the role of CSOs in countering it in eight non metropolitan areas with high populist vote. The research shows that economic decline, social instability and limited levels of education are significant factors in explaining the increase in support for populists throughout the EU, but that there are also more complex and interdependent matters to be considered. The conclusions provide guidelines to help us better understand the rise of the phenomenon of populism across the entire EU. Read more here.

Source: EESC

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