European Elections: Campaigns for European Integration versus National Separatist Tendencies

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Public Workshop on May 23 at 1 p.m. at Freie Universität Berlin

No 130/2019 from May 14, 2019

A workshop at Freie Universität Berlin on May 23 will look at German political parties’ campaigns running up to the 2019 European elections. A panel of experts with backgrounds in journalism, politics, and research will meet to discuss the question posed by the workshop’s title: "Quo vadis, EU? Campaigns for European Integration versus National Separatist Tendencies" (please note that the event will be held in German). Panelists include journalist Elisa Simantke from Investigate Europe, the Social Democratic Party’s campaign manager Michael Rüter, communications scholar Christina Holtz-Bacha from Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, as well as communications scholars Dennis Steffan and Niklas Venema from Freie Universität Berlin. Participation in the workshop is free. No registration is required.

The workshop is part of the European Elections Monitoring Center project, which is funded by the European Parliament. Researchers at the center examine commercials, posters, newspaper advertisements, and Facebook posts by political parties in European Union member states. Christina Holtz-Bacha, Dennis Steffan, and Niklas Venema will present some early findings from their work on the 2019 campaigns in Germany and give an overview of campaigns from past European elections.

Time and Place

  •  May 23, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Lecture Hall B, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin (subway station: Freie Universität/Thielplatz, U3)

www.electionsmonitoringcenter.eu

Niklas Venema, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 83861062, Email: niklas.venema [at] fu-berlin (p) de