fjum_Kontext mit Mirjana Tomić

The electoral victory of Donald Trump and the success of the Brexit referendum caused surprise. Why didn`t media detect these tendencies? Were they on the spot? Did they listen to all the voters? Did they fail to understand the context?

The seminar series #fjum_Kontext provides knowledge and analyses that should prevent surprises. Its speakers listen to all segments of the society. Journalists, experts, opinion analysts and professors explain the local context and worldview.

Thanks to the carefully selected speakers, fjum_Kontext participants could avoid some common analytical mistakes (The Netherlands) and foresee electoral preferences (Germany and France).

In cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Austria, the series continues in 2019.

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs.


fjum_Kontext „Special Events“:


How can online hate speech be stopped? Legal considerations and best newsroom practices.
27.02.2019. With Iveta Radičová


Why do voters like the far-right populists? Is it about culture, fear, identity or economic benefits?
27.11.2018. With Iveta RadičováAndrás BozókiSusi MeretAntonie RietzschelLorenzo PregliascoGuillaume DuvalSławomir SierakowskiLuiza Bialasiewicz and Dessislava-Dessy Gavrilova,

Bosnia and Herzegovina before the Elections: Is there an alternative to ethnic politics? Why has the democratization process been slow?
24.09.2018. With Azra NuhefendićŠejla ŠehabovićElvedin NezirovićAlida VračićAleksandar Trifunović

Elections in Turkey: Understanding Erdogan`s popularity at home and abroad
15.06.2018. With Gürkan Özturan; Murat Yildiz

Understanding news from and about Russia
12.02.2018. With Vasily Gatov, Dr. Anna Litvinenko, Diana Kachalova, Kirill Rogov, Ivan Krastev and Carola Schneider


fjum_Kontext „Europe 2019: Avoiding Electoral Surprises“:

Part 14: Elections in Spain: Is it (only) about Catalonia?
12.04.2019. With José Fernández-Albertos and Steven Forti

Part 13Brexit: the ongoing Uncertainty
26.03.2019. With Luke Cooper, Wolfgang Bogensberger and Thomas Stölzl


fjum_Kontext „Europe 2018: Avoiding Electoral Surprises“:

Part 12: Are Western Balkan citizens EU-friendly? FYROM and Serbia.
19.11.2018. With Ana Petruševa and Maja Bobić

Part 11: Elections in Sweden: does the far right set the agenda?
03.09.2018. With Lars Trägårdh, Sofia Nerbrand

Understanding politics between Vienna and Brussels: initiatives, responsibilities, decisions and processes
03.07.2018. With Wolfgang Bogensberger, Marc Fähndrich, Jörg Wojahn

Part 10 – Slovenia: What do voters expect from the coming elections?
25.05.2018. With Ali Žerdin

Part 9 – Hungary: Understanding Orbanisation
23.03.2018. With András Schweitzer and Dániel Rényi.

Part 8 – Italy: Voters, Political Alliances, Issues
With Roberto Weber.


fjum_Kontext „Europe 2017: Avoiding Electoral Surprises“:

Elections in Catalonia: Who is who, and who represents what in Barcelona and Madrid?
06.12.2017. With Ramón LoboSteven Forti

Part 7 – Czech Republic: The most Eurosceptic voters in Europe go to the polls
17.10.2017. With Eva Hanáková.

Part 6 – Germany: New or old ways to tackle internal and external challenges?
18.9.2017. With Hendrik Träger and Julian Ruppold.

Part 5 – Britain: Britain votes again
24.5.2017. With James Hanning and Wolfgang Bogensberger.

Part 4 – France: Voters’ Perceptions and Concerns
19.4.2017. With Yves Champetier and Jacques Rosselin.

Part 3 – Serbia: One Candidate and the Rest of Hopefuls
27.3.2017. With Bojana Barlovac and Ivan Vejvoda.

Part 2 – Bulgaria: East versus West
20.3.2017. With Boryana Dzhambazova and Wolfgang Bogensberger.

Part 1 – The Netherlands: The first ones to vote in 2017
7.3.2017. With Paul Dekker and Caroline de Gruyter.

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