On 14 March 2018, the Centre of International Relations hosted a lively debate on populism in the European Union. The event took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. It attracted almost 180 participants, who discussed the research results on attitudes about EU and the related issues with researchers from five partner institutions: i.e. the Austrian Society for European Politics, Vienna, Austria; EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy, Prague, Czech Republic; Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; and GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia; Centre of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The attendees were also addressed by the director of the European Commission Representation in the Republic of Slovenia dr. Zoran Stančič and the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia dr. Milan Brglez who both stressed the relevance of European values. The event was part of the ‘Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe’ project, which is financed through the Europe for Citizens Programme of the EU.