Policy Dialogue – EU’s post-elections trajectory: What role for citizens and civil society?

Juli 10, 2024
16:30 - 18:00 MESZ/MEZ

Place: EPC Conference Centre, Rue du Trône 14-16, 1000 Brussels 

In the aftermath of the European elections of 6-9 June and with the new leadership already taking shape, this in-person Policy Dialogue will unpack the EU’s future trajectory and its expected political, institutional, and societal implications for the Union and its citizens. While Europe continues to face a poly-crisis and poly-transition that call for ambitious and difficult choices across policy areas (e.g. from climate change and defense to new technologies and economic pressures), citizens’ engagement and contribution remains underutilized. What should be the main priorities of the next Commission? Why and how should citizens’ participation help in the setting and formulation of the upcoming EU policy and reform agenda? What role should civil society play in that same process?  

The panel will address these and other related questions. The event will also feature a short presentation by Vladislava Gubalova, GLOBSEC of the results of EUact2 project “Towards democratic and inclusive Europe – EP elections and active citizens’ participation and contribution,” funded by the European Union. 


  • Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) 
  • Apostolos Samaras, Attorney at Law and Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) 
  • Johannes Greubel, Senior Analyst, Head of Transnationalisation Programme and Connecting Europe Lead, European Policy Centre 
  • Noelle O’Connell, CEO, European Movement Ireland 



  • Corina Stratulat, Associate Director and Head of the European Politics and Institutions Programme, European Policy Centre 


You can find more information regarding the event HERE