EU matters

Location: Teaching Center Audimax Starting on 03 June 2024 at 14:00
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

European elections 2024: A turning point for the European Union?

From June 6 to 9, the citizens of the European Union will elect their representatives to the European Parliament. The EU member states are facing major challenges: crises, wars and conflicts, changes in the labor market brought about by AI and labor shortages, and migration. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Austrian Society for European Politics (ÖGfE) have invited the leading Austrian candidates to participate in a Europa Club panel discussion at WU. Before the discussion, Gabriel Felbermayr, professor at WU and director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), will give a keynote speech addressing the topics of security and prosperity in Europe. The event will be moderated by Paul Schmidt, secretary general of ÖGfE.


  • Words of welcome: Rupert Sausgruber, Rector of WU

  • Keynote speech: Gabriel Felbermayr, WU Professor and WIFO Director

  • Panel discussion and questions from the audience


Helmut Brandstätter, Member of the National Council and lead candidate for the EU elections, NEOS

Reinhold Lopatka, lead candidate for the EU elections, ÖVP
Evelyn Regner, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Deputy Head of Delegation of the SPÖ in the EU Parliament and EU election candidate, SPÖ
Lena Schilling, lead candidate for the EU elections, Die Grünen

Petra Steger, Member of the Austrian National Council and EU election candidate, FPÖ

Moderated by:

Paul Schmidt, ÖGfE Secretary General


Helmut Brandstätter
Reinhold Lopatka
Evelyn Regner

C) Yannick Chaumont

Lena Schilling
Die Grünen
Petra Steger

C) David Visnjic C) Karo Pernegger

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