The Jacques Delors Institute, in partnership with MACIF, is organizing an event around the 2019 European elections.

From 23 to 26 May 2019, European citizens are called upon to choose their future representatives in the European Parliament. The election will be part of a very particular European political agenda.

After 10 years of crisis (Eurozone crisis, migration crisis, Brexit, etc.), the political situation in the various EU Member States is marked by the rise of populist and Eurosceptic political forces.

What impact does this have on the Union and what new divisions are shaping European politics today? What consequences do these divisions have in the Member States and on the Union itself? In such a context, what are the stakes of the next European elections?

What about the impact of Brexit on the European elections?

What are the new relations of political forces that could emerge from this election? How will the vote of the citizens weigh on the choice of the next president of the Commission?

18:30 Welcome
Alain Montarant, president of the MACIF group *

18:45 Introduction
Sébastien Maillard, director of the Jacques Delors Institute

19:00 Debate: A Parliament, Europeans – What are the stakes of the European elections of May 2019?
Thierry Chopin, Special Advisor of the Jacques Delors Institute, Professor of Political Science at the Catholic University of Lille, ESPOL
Elvire Fabry, senior researcher at the Jacques Delors Institute
Moderation: Pierre Quénéhen, event manager at the Jacques Delors Institute

20:15 Testimony
Jean-Louis Bourlanges, Member of Parliament for Hauts-de-Seine, former MEP, member of the Board of Directors of the Jacques Delors Institute