Policy paper 188
 

Living Together Facing Fears: the French Political Dilemma

This Policy Paper by Yves Bertoncini, our director, and Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, director European affairs of the Viavoice Institute, analyses the results of an exclusive poll by YouGov on fears in France and in Europe, and their impact on political debates.

|   16/03/2017             |   Yves Bertoncini   |   Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris             |   Democracy and citizenship
Policy paper
This Policy Paper by our director Yves Bertoncini and Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, director European affairs of the Viavoice Institute, was realised on the basis of an exclusive poll by YouGov aiming to map out the fears in France and in five others European member states (Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland and Sweden), and their impact on political debates. An English version was published in the Report “Nothing to fear bur fear itself?” coordinated by Demos. It analyses the following points:
1) fear is a defining element of the French public debate;
2) the upcoming elections may allow the expression of a growing antipathy and determine if the Front national is seen as a possible recourse or an other threat;
3) the euroscepticism of French people is not the expression of europhobia that will lead to the exit from the European Union.

This Policy Paper will be presented during a debate in Paris on the 20th of March, at the Maison de l’Europe. More information about the event here.