CEP-GLOBSEC Webinar: Mapping Violent Right-Wing Extremist Groups – Who’s Who In Bulgaria And Hungary

(New York, N.Y./Berlin, Germany/Bratislava, Slovakia) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and GLOBSEC invite you to a webinar discussing violent right-wing extremist groups in Bulgaria and Hungary, including their financial networks.

The presence of violent right-wing extremist groups in Central Europe is not a new phenomenon. However, in recent years, these movements have become increasingly vocal, active, engaged, and violent. The global COVID-19 pandemic as well as the war in Ukraine have added additional themes to their ideological messages, or ‘alternative narratives’, as some right-wing movements choose to label them.

In addition, the transformation of some of these movements into full-fledged political parties have led to some electoral successes. More importantly, some of these parties’ radical messaging have now entered the political mainstream. All Central European countries are experiencing similar developments in this regard, despite their historical, national, and cultural differences.

There are common elements among these movements, including attempts to form paramilitary organizations and conduct training as well as calls for renewing ‘traditional’ family values. The anti-immigration, anti-Muslim, anti-EU, and anti-Roma themes have been broadened to include anti-vaccine, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-NATO attitudes. The ongoing war in Ukraine has polarized even right-wing groups. Clearly, there is more to Central European right-wing movements than meets the eye.

This webinar is a first of a two-part series on Central European extreme right-wing movements and will give an overview of the current situation in Bulgaria and Hungary.

The webinar will be conducted in English via ZOOM.

Date: April 14, 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 CET / 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET


Dr. Spasimir Domaradzki
The radical right in Bulgaria

Dr. Edit Zgut-Przybylska
Extreme right-wing, paramilitary organizations under the Orban regime: Live and let live

Moderator and introductory remarks:

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director, Counter Extremism Project

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A-session open to all participants.

To participate in this webinar please register via this link:

Please register up to one hour before the webinar start so that your registration can be approved in time.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues with an interest in the subject.

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