The Luigi Sturzo Institute, in view of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian People's Party, promoted a series of initiatives to remember that event so relevant to the history of the country.
Popularism, although established in a very different historical context from that of today, appears very timely in its affirmation that citizens are the last subjects of the management of public affairs.
Popularism is characterized by the constructive capacity of new political forms, by the demand for institutional reforms and by the disposition to listen to changes in society.
Numerous activities will be carried out, from a research project on popularism, to a series of seminars, to various conferences on specific aspects. The goal is to better define the differences between popularism and populism and thus offer a contribution to the real participation of citizens in politics.