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In descent? Status and perspectives of Europe's Christian democratic parties

KAS Facts & Finding No. 353/July 2019

Dr. habil. Karsten Grabow, KAS Coordinator for political analysis and party research, summarized the current (in 2019) status and outlook of Europe's Christian democratic parties in this KAS briefing paper

If you find this briefing interesting, you're very welcome to join the KAS online discussion "Christian Democracy and the Challenge of Right-Wing Populism in the North" on December 11th at 13:00 CET. Register your attendance on Zoom here. The discussion will also be live-streamed on the KAS Nordic Countries Project Facebook page and will later be uploaded to Youtube.


Christian Democracy and the Challenge of Right-Wing Populism in the North

In the wake of Covid-19 and the challenge posed by populism, what future faces Christian democracy and the Christian democratic parties in Germany and the Nordic counties? What can we learn from these parties’ legacies?

Norway, Germany and Sweden have upcoming national elections looming in 2021, 2021, and 2022, respectively. What challenges face Christian democratic parties ahead of these elections? Which strategic choices do these parties face, in particular related to maintaining the unity of the center-right and facing the challenge of right-wing populism?

To join the discussion on Zoom, register your attendance here:


13:00-13:05 Welcome and introduction
Gabriele Baumann, Resident Representative to the Nordic Countries,

13:05-13:20 Opening presentation
Dr. Douglas Brommesson, Associate Professor, Lund University

13:20-13:35 Opening presentation
Dr. Karsten Grabow, Advisor for Party Analysis, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

13:35-14:00 Discussion, questions from the audience
Moderator: Gabriele Baumann


Gabriele Baumann

Gabriele Baumann

Head of the KAS Office Nordic countries +46 (0) 8 611 7000