BNG - EU elections 2024 – how can young voters influence the results?
Join us for a panel discussion on the upcoming EU elections on 13 February at the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP offices (Bastion Tower (24 floor), Place du Champ de Mars 5, Porte de Namur 1050).
2024 will be a pivotal year for the European Union, with millions of Europeans heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections in June 2024. Current predictions suggest conservative and far-right parties are likely to succeed over socialist and green groups, as issues like migration, high energy prices and economic uncertainty push the electorate to support new, more extremist groups. Can young voters counter the rise in support for these parties? If the current polls are correct, what will the future policies of the EU look like? In our EU elections 2024 event, sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, our experts will be debating possible outcomes for the elections, the key political priorities for the future, and whether young people can sway the vote.
- Federica Di Sario, Climate Reporter, Politico Europe
- Christina Kouremenou, Senior Consultant – EU policy team, DeHavilland
- Johanna Dirlewanger-Lücke, Co-President of Volt Belgium
Host: Kieran Watkins, Senior Consultant, EU Regulatory and Public Affairs team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Co-chair of Brussels New Generation.
Space is limited, and participation will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. BNG activities are reserved for young professional under the age of 35.
Federica Di Sario is Climate Reporter for POLITICO. She joined POLITICO from Carbon Pulse, where she was the EU energy and climate correspondent. Previously, she worked as a market reporter with ICIS, where she covered the European power market and co-hosted a podcast. Before that, she worked as a business journalist in Africa and South America and at the political department of the EU Delegation to Armenia. Federica holds a double MA in International Relations at the University of Macerata and International Business Administration at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Christina Kouremenou is Senior Consultant in DeHavilland EU analysing energy, climate and sustainability topics. She is also the team lead of the EU team and she oversees the EU election 2024 products of DeHavilland.
Johanna Dirlewanger-Lücke is the co-president of Volt Belgium. She is a dynamic, pro-active, and positive-thinking student, eager to put into practice her skills and advanced knowledge in European Union affairs and public policy, in particular in the realms of EU external relations, diplomacy, food security, and environmental sustainability. Passionate about understanding the world through practical experiences and cultural and linguistic exchanges.