At a SIEPS seminar on March 28 2019, the voter turnout of the elections in 2014 was discussed and used as a basis to make some predictions about the turnout of the elections in May. Hermann Schmitt and Sebastian Adrian Popa, leading researchers at the University of Mannheim, presented their findings.
The upcoming elections to the European Parliament are expected to be more turbulent than previous elections. Forecasts are predicting more votes for populist parties in many countries as well as a weakening of the biggest party groups, the European Peoples’ Party (EPP) and the group of Socialists and Democrats (S&D).
What can we say about voter turnout in May, what should we expect in terms of turnout and protest votes and what could be the consequences for the functioning of the European Parliament?
Sofie Blombäck, lecturer in Political Science at the Mid-Sweden University, gave a Swedish perspective on the issues. Björn Kjellström, European Parliament, commented in the light of the European Parliament campaign This time I’m voting.
- 28 March 2019 09:00 - 10:30
- SIEPS, Torsgatan 11, 4th floor, Riksmötet.
- Hermann Schmitt and Sebastian Adrian Popa, leading researchers at the University of Mannheim
- Sofie Blombäck, lecturer in Political Science at the Mid-Sweden University
- Björn Kjellström, European Parliament in Sweden, responsible for social media and digital communication European Parliament election 2019
- Pernilla Wredenfors, Researcher at SIEPS
- Registration and coffee from 08.30.
- The seminar is free of charge and open to the public.
- Language: English
- The seminar will be recorded.