10 MAR | The Rise of the Far Right in Portugal and its European Implications

On 10 March (1PM WET), CEI-Iscte researcher Raquel da Silva will be one of the speakers at the event “The Rise of Far Right in Portugal and its European Implications”.

Organized by The Institute for a Greater Europe, the purpose of the conference is to explore the recent changes in the political and party landscape in Portugal, with the rise of Chega and the far right discourse.

About the event

Portugal has often been seen to be a bulwark against the establishment of far-right parties, however notably successes by Chega and a change in discourse in the country has begun to erode this description. Examples from the 2021 presidential elections showed Chega managing to gain fully 11% of the vote, despite its relative newcomer status. Furthermore, coupled with this far right wave is a rise in extremism across the continent, are there links to be made? What does this rise of popularity for the far right mean for the country, its direction, and its position as Presidency of the Council of the EU?


Ana Gomes: Former diplomat, MEP, and Presidential candidate for the 2021 Portuguese Presidential Elections

Raquel da Silva: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at Iscte

Filipa Raimundo: Assistant Professor at Iscte

Mariana S. Mendes: Research associate at the Chair of Political Theory and History of Political Thought at TU Dresden

You can find more information here.

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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