The Maastricht Debate 2019 will take place on April 29 in the evening with the lead candidates (Spitzenkandidaten) of the European political parties for the role of European Commission President. The 90-minute event will be broadcast live across the European Union.
It’s been five years since the last Maastricht Debate, where current European Commission President Juncker defended his vision for Europe and outlined what he would do if elected.
This year, the Maastricht Debate 2019 is being jointly organized by three partners from Maastricht: Working on Europe – Maastricht University, the City of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg – as well as the European Youth Forum and the European Journalism Centre.
Similarly to the 2014 edition, the debate will focus on the concerns of students and young people across Europe, many of whom will be voting for the first time. With many side events to attend as well.
On this occasion, the organizers have invited POLITICO, the leading European publication for EU influencers, to ensure an extensive reach to the widest possible audience.
Registration for the debate is now closed. But, everyone is welcome to the (free) live viewing party on the Vrijthof Square!