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Vienna Launch - Europe's Future: What do the Public and the Elite Really Think?

29 June 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

ERSTE Foundation, Am Belvedere 1 Vienna 1100, Austria


Matthew Goodwin, Visiting Senior Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Thomas Raines, Research Fellow and Europe Programme Manager, Chatham House
Paul Schmidt, Secretary General, Austrian Society for European Politics
Edit Inotai, Senior Fellow, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)             
Chair: Robin Gosejohann, Project Manager, ERSTE Foundation



A new Chatham House research paper ‘The Future of Europe: Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes’ examines the crucial divergence in attitudes towards European integration between the general public and an 'elite' group of leaders from business, civil society, journalists and elected officials.
The panellists will present the findings and analyse the results of the survey in the wider political context of increasing division in the EU, consider their significance for EU policymaking post-Brexit and discuss their implications for Austria. 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?
The panel discussion will be followed by an informal drinks reception.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.