After EU Elections: What future for Europe?

The participants of the scientific meeting that took place on May 28 at the University of Warsaw sought the answer to this question. Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, director of the Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA in Brussels was one of its participants.

The conference was organized two days after the European Parliament elections. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Agnieszka Łada from the Institute of Public Affairs. The panel was attended by scientists from various research and academic centers in Poland:

  • Aleksandra Maatsch, Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wroclaw;
  • Prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA in Brussels;
  • Prof. Pierre-Frédéric Weber, University of Szczecin;
  • Prof. Jerzy Wilkin, ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAS Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development.

The panelists emphasized that the 2019 European elections had the highest voter turnout in the last two decades. They also drew attention to the success of pro-ecological groups in Germany. Topics such as climate change, clean air or renewable energy sources have entered the political mainstream.

The experts also indicated that the election campaign was accompanied by disinformation activities and unfinished negotiations on Brexit.

Detailed report from the conference on the website of the Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA in Brussels.

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Source: Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA in Brussels