On March 10, 2022 Eurothink – Center for European Strategies organized the second public discussion: “Tackling illiberal and Eurosceptic narratives from below II” as part of an international project implemented in partnership with: Scuola Normale Superiore – Faculty of Political and Social Sciences – Florence (Italy), University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Social Sciences – Center of International Relations – Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe (KEW) – Wojnowice (Poland).
The event was held at the University of Tetovo at the premises of the Faculty of Law.This project aimed at tackling illiberal narratives and Euroscepticism from below in four countries in Europe: North Macedonia, Italy, Poland, and Slovenia. The public discussion attracted larger audience and the media where project partners presented case studies from Poland, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Latvia and Estonia. Following the conference, a selected group of students and junior CSO activists took part in an interactive workshop at the premises of the Law Clinic with the purpose of drafting a common platform aimed at developing counter-narratives to the previously presented findings. The issue of Euroscepticism as a specific form of populism was approached within the frames of discourse theory, aiming towards critical pro-European narratives.