Eurobarometer survey of 27.600 voters across Europe shows that 44 percent think that the EU is headed in the wrong direction, against 32 who say it is headed the right way. That indicated a further surge for anti-establishment and Eurosceptic parties. The European Parliament and European Commission plan to spend more than 30 million euros on get-out-the-vote advertising and support, aimed in particular at young people and those with soft support for the EU.
European and national political parties should announce the candidate for president of the Commission they support and should select their lead candidates in the elections for the European Parliament.
The results of the European elections will by all means have a significant impact not only to the citizens of the EU, but to the accession countries such as Serbia, as well. The new composition of the European Parliament and consequently, the new Commission will show a direction in which the EU will move in the future, thus affecting the countries who wish to join.
Main objective of the project is to contribute to debate on the European election and aftermath by offering quality information and analysis.
The project is jointly realized by European Movement in Serbia and Institute for European Studies, two prominent organizations which combine civil society expertise and academic competence. Designated experts from both organizations will create a project team so as to:
- Follow, monitor and explain the context for European elections, e.g. debates and engagement of European citizens in the election process
- Closely follow the campaign in 27 member states
- Make relevant assessment and analysis with projections and estimates
- Monitor the election days in member states
- Cover and follow the results
- Start writing analysis/report immediately after the final results are announced
- Produce a joint publication with conclusions and recommendations
- Publication will be posted on-line and printed in NIN weekly, one of the oldest and most respected political magazine in the region of Western Balkans.
Duration: April 1 – June 30, 2019
Project is financially supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.