Discussion on the European elections on July 1, 2024

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On June 9, 2024, EU voters elected a new European Parliament. Eurosceptic and populist parties made unprecedented gains across Europe. The fact that the democratic, non-populist center therefore lost ground is an expression of increasing democratic regression in the pan-European context. In this respect, the European elections are a seismograph for the decline in trust in both European and national political institutions.

The Institute of Political Science therefore invites you to a public discussion on July 1, 2024 at 6 p.m. to analyze the election from a political science perspective. Four experts from the fields of European research, election and attitudes research and political culture will discuss the election results and their consequences for the national and European context. The event will take place in the Senatssaal (KH 1.011), Universitätsstr. 15, in Erlangen.

The panel consists of:

Prof. Dr. Sandra Eckert, Institute of Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
Prof. Dr. Susanne Pickel, Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Tömmel, School of Cultural and Social Sciences, Osnabrück University
Prof. Dr. Constantin Wurthmann, Institute for Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

The event will be moderated by Dr. Simon Primus. In the discussion, participants will be able to draw on the results of a representative survey conducted by the Chair of Comparative Politics in Austria and Germany before the elections.

The event is also part of the series “The EU before the elections” of the Institute of Political Science, organized by Prof. Dr. Sandra Eckert and Prof. Dr. Petra Bendel.