The EU Election Special

Join European Movement's International Committee and some of the leading voices on European politics, for a vital conversation on everything you need to know about the upcoming EU Elections.


More people than ever are going to the polls this year. And the EU Elections, coming up on June 6th, are a pivotal moment for Europe. In just over 6 weeks' time, 400 million voters will decide the make-up of the European Parliament for the next 5 years.

Whilst the UK is of course not taking part in these elections, it is essential that we have an understanding of the likely outcomes and potential impacts of this election, that of our closest neighbour and biggest trading partner, and grapple with what these mean for the next stage of the UK-EU relationship.

There is a lot at stake but with this webinar we will explore and distil the key things to know about this election.

More on the speakers

Stephanie Luke is a Research Associate based in the Department of Politics and International Relations at The University of Sheffield. She is also a Seminar and Lecture Tutor at Durham University, teaching modules on European Politics and Democratic Political Systems. She completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Politics at the University of York. Stephanie is currently working on a European Commission funded project on "data-driven" election campaigns.
Elsewhere, her research is concerned with European politics, Euroscepticism, far-right parties and party politics.

Dr Garvan Walshe is a Brussels-based political strategist, think-tanker and pro-democracy activist. Garvan has almost twenty years’ experience working in political strategy and communication technology with a focus on policy development. Since the Brexit referendum, he has concentrated on strengthening democratic governance in Europe. Garvan chairs the pro-democracy NGO Unhack Democracy, which works on strengthening civil society in East Central Europe.

He is Director of Communications at the leading Brussels think-tank European Policy Centre, a research associate on defence policy at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies and an affiliate at the Central European University Democracy Institute. He writes a regular column for Conservative Home in the UK and is frequently published in leading international news outlets.

Garvan's journalism has been published in international outlets including The Economist, Die Welt, Haaretz, The New Statesman and CNN.

Jacki Davis is an EU expert journalist, broadcaster and editor. Jacki is an experienced journalist, speaker and moderator of high-level events both in Brussels and in EU national capitals, the editor of many publications, a broadcaster, and a Senior Adviser to the European Policy Centre (EPC) think tank.

Jacki has been based in Brussels for more than 30 years, and was previously Communications Director of the EPC; Editor-in-Chief of E!Sharp magazine; and launch editor of European Voice, the Brussels-based weekly newspaper then owned by The Economist (now POLITICO).

She is also an experienced public speaker on EU affairs, and a provider of training courses on everything from how to communicate more effectively in writing to public speaking and working with the media.

Chaired by Richard Morris, EM UK's International Officer.

Date: Thursday, 25 April
Time: 6.30-7.30pm (UK time)
Where: Online
Price: Free

The webinar will be streamed live and attendees will have the chance to put questions to the speakers. A replay will be available to watch on our YouTube channel the day after the event.



April 25, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm



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  • Scott Daniells
    published this page in Events 2024-04-18 12:24:23 +0100