On March 3rd 2020, our professor, Dragan Dakic, PhD participated in a digital conference entitled ‘Populism and the Rule of Law’ organized by Dublin City University and Dublin Law & Politics Review. The conference was originally supposed to be held in Dublin at the University, but the organizers decided to adjust the way of performing the activity to the new situation caused by the pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19), and they decided to conduct the conference via digital channel. At this two-day international conference, our professor Dakic presented his research as a part of a DEMOS project funded by the European Commission (grant number: 822590), where he was a team member representing our Faculty. Professor Dakic’s research addresses the impact of populism on public health policies and laws. A particular focus of the research is put on the relationship between populism and regulations in the field of artificially assisted reproduction. The presentation was followed by a discussion, both on the topic of the research and on public health measures being implemented in Europe, with the purpose to suppress the virus pandemic.
The chairman of the session, Professor Tom Hickey of Dublin City University, expressed his pleasure that a completely new perspective was presented at this conference to observe the impact of populism, which has not been explored so far.