Expecting the Unexpected?: the UK & the 2019 European elections

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 08:30 – 10:00 (registration from 08:15)

RIBA (Wren Room, 6th floor), 66 Portland Place, London See in Google Maps


21st May, 2019

Mark Leonard (@markhleonard), director of ECFR

Laura Parker (@ParkerCiccone), UK Labour candidate for London Region 

Jan Vincent-Rostowski (@janrostowski) , Change UK candidate for London 

Irina von Wiese (@IrinavonWiese), Liberal Democrats Lead candidate for London

Shahrar Ali (@ShahrarAli), Green Party candidate for London

Chaired by:

Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance, LSE and ECFR Council Member

The European Council on Foreign Relations is delighted to invite you to an on-the-record discussion with UK's candidates to the European elections.

With the UK now participating in the European Parliament elections, commentators have touted them as second referendum on Brexit. But what will mobilise voters to turn out, and what should we expect from the outcome? Will an anti-EU block emerge as the new political force, or will younger, pro-Europeans mobilise around an optimistic and progressive vision for Europe? and what does the result mean for the of Europe?

Taking place just two days before the European Parliament elections take place, our discussion will be based on an upcoming ECFR/YouGov poll on UK attitudes towards areas such as migration, climate change and values in the context of the project ‘Unlock Europe’s Majority’ where we polled 46,000 individuals across 14 EU member states.

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