European Elections and European Future: What to Conclude, What to Expect?

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On the occasion of The State of the Union (4-6 May 2017), the Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group and the EUI Alumni Association have the pleasure to invite to an after-work gathering around the theme:

“European elections and European future: what to conclude, what to expect?”

Thursday 4 May, 19.30, Sala Capitolo

For this discussion we have the honour to welcome Hanspeter Kriesi, Professor of Political Sciences (EUI), Céline Geissmann, vice-president of the Jeunes Européens France, and Vincent Chauvet, Founder of the Citizenship Initiative Single Tariff & Young Democrats for Europe (YDE).

Théo Fournier, convener of the Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group, will moderate the debate, which will be in English.

Both participants will share their views on upcoming elections in Europe and on reforms to be undertaken to relaunch the European Union construction.

This brief debate will be followed by a Q&A session, and an informal drink.

The State of the Union is a rare opportunity to gather people from all over Europe and with various backgrounds. We wish to find the same diversity for this event, which, being a bottom-up initiative from the EUI researchers’ community, is not part of the official programme. It is precisely conceived as an informal event.

We encourage young EU professionals and researchers but also politicians, professors, journalists to exchange thoughts, meet in a more informal manner, and forge connections.


  • –  18:00-19:30: Tasting of Italian Specialities – Lower Loggia
  • –  19:30-20:30: Debate & Q&A – Sala Capitolo
  • –  20:30: Gathering in Bar Fiasco, with possibility to order drinks and pizza

Everyone is warmly invited but seating is limited. Although registration is not required, for logistical reasons we invite you to confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to [email protected] looking forward to welcoming you at this lively debate and social event!