Is Putin’s Russia an alternative model for Europe?

A new social consensus around conservative values seems to be in the making. But how real is it?

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
16 June 2017 - 09:30h
LOCATION: Espacio Bertelsmann, O’Donnell, 10, 28009 Madrid
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme

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Objective

Russia represents a challenge for the EU, but its nature and reach are yet unclear. Seventeen years after his accession to power, the essence of Putin’s regime is still an open question that triggers intense debates. A new social consensus around conservative values seems to be in the making. But how real is it? In the US and the EU, Putin has become an icon for far-right and populist groups. The Kremlin is using its powerful media tools to nurture these groups and attract support to its geopolitical agenda. But Russia is going further, promoting disinformation campaigns which aim to undermine the EU’s credibility and its firm stance regarding Ukraine. What does Russia really want for the European security order?

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Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro

Investigative Reporter, Helsinki

Jordi Bacaria

Jordi Bacaria

Director, CIDOB, Barcelona

Pilar Bonet

Pilar Bonet

Correspondent, El País, Moscow

Jean-Yves Camus

Jean-Yves Camus

Political analyst and an Associate Research Fellow, IRIS, Paris

Carmen Claudín

Carmen Claudín

Associate Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB, Barcelona

Stephen Dalziel

Stephen Dalziel

Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Nicolás de Pedro

Nicolás de Pedro

Research Fellow, CIDOB, Barcelona

Konstantin von Eggert

Konstantin von Eggert

Journalist, Programme host and commentator at TV Rain, Moscow

Borja Lasheras

Borja Lasheras

Director ECFR, Madrid

Andrey Makarychev

Andrey Makarychev

Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB.

Gero Maass

Gero Maass

Director, Madrid Office, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)

Marek Menkiszak

Marek Menkiszak

Head, Russian Department, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), Warsaw

María Pallares

María Pallares

Programme Coordinator, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Madrid

Boris Reitschuster

Boris Reitschuster

Journalist, Berlin

Sergey Sukhankin

Sergey Sukhankin

Associate Expert at ICPS (Kyiv); and Visiting Research Fellow, IBEI (Barcelona)

Peer Teschendorf

Peer Teschendorf

Russia Project Coordinator, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Berlin

Is Putin’s Russia an alternative model for Europe? PERFORMED ACTIVITY