24 April 2019

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (Elections)

The next elections for members of the European Parliament will take place 23-26 May 2019 - what impact will the migration debate have on the outcome? Check out these resources for more information.


Europe’s Turning Point on Migration? Politics, Policy and Predictions Ahead of the 2019 Elections, Brussels, 7 May 2019 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

European Elections 2019: Is the Migration Challenge the Ultimate Threat to the European Solidarity?, Brussels, 22 May 2019 [info]


"Editorial: Countering the Far Right Has to Continue in Election Countdown," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 19 April 2019 [text]

Impact of Public Attitudes to Migration on the Political Environment in the Euro-Mediterranean Region (Observatory of Public Attitudes on Migration, April 2019) [text]
- This report in part considers "how salience—both in terms of the perceived most important issues affecting one’s country and the EU—has affected past European Parliamentary elections, in terms of the percentage of seats won by radical right parties, and what this tells us about future electoral results."

A Majority of Europe's Voters do not Consider Migration to be the Most Important Issue, According to Major New Poll (ECFR Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Migration and Schengen," Part III in Yes, We Should! EU Priorities for 2019-2024 (European Policy Center, April 2019) [text]

A Vote on the Future for Europe’s Refugees (InfoMigrants, April 2019) [text]


The Power of Vote (Jesuit Refugee Service) [access]
- "At JRS, we believe that the most fundamental resource in Europe today is our vote and call on European citizens to stand up for the future of the EU and the fate of asylum seekers in Europe." See also related news release.

Your Vote, Our Future (ECRE) [access]
- "It is time to oppose the far-right populists and fight for a Europe respecting human dignity and fundamental rights – the European Parliament elections provide this opportunity and every vote counts!"

Web sites/pages:

European Elections: Migration (Politico) [access]

UNHCR’s Seven Key Calls to European Parliament Candidates (UNHCR) [access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (24 April 2019)

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