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Brussels Launch - Europe's Future: What Do the Public and the Elite Really Think?

20 June 2017 - 10:30 to 12:00

European Policy Centre, 14-16 Rue du Trône Brussels, Belgium


Thomas Raines, Research Fellow and Europe Programme Manager, Chatham House
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
Danuta Hübner, Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News (TBC)
Chair: Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre 



A new Chatham House report ‘The Future of Europe: Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes” will be launched in Brussels on 20 June 2017 in cooperation with the EPC.

The study is a central part of a flagship project exploring EU integration and is based on a major 10-country survey, conducted earlier in 2017. The survey examined attitudes to politics and EU integration among the public and a unique sample of Europe’s ‘elites’. The analysis highlights areas of alignment and disconnect between the public and elite and the implications of these results for the future of the EU.

The panellists will present the report and analyse the results of the survey in the wider political context of increasing division in the EU and consider their significance for EU policymaking post-Brexit. To what extent do the public and ‘elites’ attitudes diverge? What is distinctive about the results for the different countries? And how might these attitudes be changed? 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.