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Date Conference title
22 - 26 May, 2019
The language of right-wing populism - an increasing threat to democracy, integration and peaceful coexistence in Europe

Flags at the International House


The language of right-wing populism - an increasing threat to democracy, integration and peaceful coexistence in Europe

22 - 26 May, 2019

The language of right-wing populism - an increasing threat to democracy, integration and peaceful coexistence in Europe

Across Europe, right-wing populists gain influence. With their xenophobic rhetoric they are increasingly shaping the public debate and contributing to a brutalisation of the language. The stigmatisation of social minorities, and especially of migrants, endangers their integration, social cohesion and peace, and thus our democratic basic order. This seminar aims to analyse the populist mechanisms of political communication - in Europe's past and present - in order to develop counter-strategies.

310 EUR single room (members)

290 EUR double room (members)

365 EUR single room (non-members)

225 EUR (students)


Pre-conference meeting

20 - 22 May

We are again indebted to Isolde Hartung, who is organising a pre-conference meeting. The schedule is still being prepared, but the planned focus this year will be organic food: production, transport and cooking. A visit to Goslar is also a possibility. The highlight is usually Isolde’s evening wine and cheese tasting of wonderful produce from Southern Germany. 

Price: EUR 90.00 per person; This covers: 2 nights in single room or double room per person, 2x breakfast, 2x evening meal, 1x supper tray, bus from Sonnenberg House. Not included in the price: Wine-tasting, admission charges, petrol contribution for the Sonnenberg bus, bus charge for a second bus.

To book your place at the conference or for both events, contact rezeption@sonnenberg-international.de. Any questions to Stuart Sweeney, ballettlover@hotmail.com.




International House Sonnenberg

A familiar shot of the
              Sonnenberg site...

Our international centre, in the beautiful Harz Mountains National Park in Germany, provides the opportunity to get to know people of all ages from across the world and from all walks of life in a structured yet relaxed setting.

The International House Sonnenberg is an excellent modern venue. Many bedrooms are en-suite and other facilities include a cellar bar with separate disco, table tennis, and in the winter cross-country skiing equipment is available. During the afternoons, participants can also enjoy walking in the forested hills that surround the Centre.

Members of SAGB can often receive reductions on the cost of single and family rooms at the International House.

Simultaneous translation is available so language presents no barriers, but students of German at all levels will have the opportunity to improve their skills.

Almost all areas of the complex are accessible to wheelchair users.

Conference centre address
Internationalles Haus Sonnenberg
Clausthaler StraBe 11
D-37444 St. Andreasberg/Oberharz

Web: sonnenberg-international.de
Phone: ++49 (0)5582/944-0
Fax: ++49 (0) 5582/944-100

How to get to Sonnenberg
Sonnenberg's house bus picks up participants at Bad Harzburg station on the day of arrival. There are also occasional bus services from Goslar. The nearest motorway exits are:

  • from the south: Gottingen-Nord
  • from the northwest: Salzgitter-Goslar, Rhuden and Seesen (A7/E45)
  • from the north-east: Braunschweig-Nord (A2/E30)
  • and Bad Harzburg (A395)

The nearest airport is Hannover.