Elections in the UK: Historic Choices?

Kursnummer: 19919

Europe 2019: Avoiding electoral surprises
Part 22: Elections in the UK: Historic Choices?

When: 2 December 2019, from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Vienna
Seminar language: English
Registration deadline:  29 November 2019

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Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.


Political processes in the UK are widely covered by the international media, parliamentary discussions are frequently streamed live, journalists regularly quote the top politicians, and Brexit negotiations have been dominating the international headlines for the past several years.

Still, the abundance of information does not suffice to fully understand how citizens perceive these historic processes, dominated by the Brexit negotiations and the uncertainties of their outcome.

The seminar will focus on understanding the context: local perceptions, the role of media, political debates, and the historic meaning of the upcoming 12 December elections.

However, a reflection on Brexit from the Brussels perspective will also be explored.


Eunice Goes, professor of politics, specialising in British party politics and British political thought. Professor at Richmond, The American International University in London. Blogger and contributor to TheConversation.com, LSE Democratic Audit, LSE Politics&Policy, LSE Europp, Political Insight and OpenDemocracy.net, Social Europe and and regular panellist in the BBC programmes Dateline London and Weekend.

Martin Selmayr, head of the Representation of the European Commission to Austria; former Secretary-General of the European Commission (2018-2019) and  Chief of Staff to Commission President Jean Claude Junker (2014-2018)-


Presentations, Q&A, dialogue

Target Groups

Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.

Number of participants: Maximum 25


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Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs. Her international career encompasses journalism, media and political analyses, public outreach and university lecturing. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Brandeis University, US, and an MA from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

02.12.201909:30 - 12:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Martin Selmayr, Eunice Goes
Haus der EU
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien