Europe 2018: Avoiding Electoral Surprises

Kursnummer: 14318

Part 8: Italy: Voters, Political Alliances, Issues

When: 26 February 2018, from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Wien
Seminar Language: English without translation.
Registration deadline: 22 February 2018

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

Seminar series on the countries that hold election in spring 2018.
Information regarding Hungary to follow.



Italian analysts divide the country in three parts: North, South and Centre. Each part has different priority issues and elects different political options. Since nobody has an outright majority, the instability of the Italian governments is legendary. Yet, is the current political situation the repetition of the same patterns, with new/old politicians and choices, or new times are approaching?

Italy’s top public opinion analyst Robert Weber will explain the current context.

Legal expert Caterina Bove will focus on the perceptions and realities surrounding one of the main electoral themes: immigration.


Roberto Weber is a specialist in communication, and public opinion analysis, focusing on political and social attitudes.  Founder and president of the public opinion research institute SWG, a pioneer in certain polling techniques.

Target Groups

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



Read the provided material before the session.

Maximum number of participants: 12


Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien,org, 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.

26.02.201809:30 - 12:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Haus der EU
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien