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

A Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung online seminar

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?


KAS EIZ Wall graphic
KAS EIZ Wall graphic

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?

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A 2019 KAS briefing paper written by Dr. Grabow, "In descent? Status and perspectives of Europe's Christian democratic parties", can be downloaded below.


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

Grabow 2019: In Descent? Status and Perspectives of Europe's Christian Democratic Parties download
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  • Dr. Douglas Brommesson
    • Associate Professor
    • Lund University
  • Dr. Karsten Grabow
    • Advisor for Party Analysis
    • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Richard Forsén

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