Covid-19: Narratives and policies of the populist and radical right in the Visegrad countries


Date and time: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 10:00-11:30

Location: Zoom – online event

Language: English


The novel coronavirus has been dominating the political agenda of the Visegrad Four countries since around February-March this year. While first wave of the pandemic affected these countries relatively mildly, the second wave has hit them much more seriously.

What impact has the virus had on the political agenda and political developments of the Visegrad countries? What narratives have thrived across the countries? Which political actors have tried to capitalise on the pandemic and how? These are the questions the Budapest-based research institute Political Capital and its national partners from Czechia, Poland and Slovakia focused on in a new research.

We cordially invite you to an online conference to present the findings of our new research and discuss them with our national partners.



10:00-10:05       Welcome

10:05-10:15       Presentation of Research Findings

Bulcsú Hunyadi, Political Capital (HU)

10:15-11:10       Discussion on the findings

Roman Máca, Institute for politics and society (CZ)

Grigorij Mesežnikov, Institute for Public Affairs (SK)

Bulcsú Hunyadi, Political Capital (HU)

11:10-11:30        Q&A


Please register on the following link until 18 November:

The conference is part of the project “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the far right and the populist radical right in the V4 region”, which is kindly supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

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