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Summer School "Populism and Democracy"

Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome and Sciences Po, Paris; 

Rome, 6-10 July, 2020

Luiss University and Sciences Po Paris organize a Summer program on Populism and Democracy.

The program is meant to be recurrent and itinerant. The 2020 edition will be held in Rome, and it will be organized by Luiss Guido Carli.

The 2021 edition will be in Paris, organized by Sciences Po.

In academic terms, the program aims to: a) investigate the origins of populism from different perspectives: historical, political, sociological, theoretical and philosophical; b) involve both international scholars and practitioners (politicians, policy-makers etc) in the discussion on populism.

The call of the Summer program is open to university students, PhD candidates and Postdocs who are interested in researching populism and the transformations of democracy. A session of the programl will be dedicated to participating Phd students and postdocs willing to present their research, provided it is focused on the topics that the program covers.

Consult the programme here!



  • Tuition Fee without accommodation € 1150 (per week)
  • Tuition Fee with accommodation € 1600 (per week)

Fees include:

  • Academic program
  • Experiential Learning
  • Free shuttle bus among Luiss Campuses
  • Access to the university's facilities (cafeteria, canteen, library, the Language Café)

(students have a special discount for eating at the canteen)


Admission procedures:

Admission will be decided on the basis of academic achievements and suitability for the program. Students accepted to the course will receive an email with further payment instructions.

Here you can find the Application Form 

Deadline Applications: by April 30, 2020** (including the payment)

Please remember to specify the name of the summer program selected in the reason for payment.

Please wait for a confirmation by the end of May of delivery of the program before making any travel arrangements.

Late applications will be evaluated case by case. An extra fee may be applied.

**Students who complete their enrolment can not be reimbursed should they cancel their participation after April 30th


For application and more information: