12 March 2019

The Maastricht Debate 2019

On 29 April from 19.00 to 20.30, leading candidates for the position of President of the European Commission will debate each other in Maastricht. Young people (ages 18 to 29) can register for the debate starting on 13 March at 13:00. The focus of The Maastricht Debate is on young people, with a special emphasis on first-time voters. The moderators, Rector Magnificus Rianne Letschert and Ryan Heath, political editor from Politico, as well as members of the audience will be asking questions to the Spitzenkandidaten along three main themes: Digital Europe, Future of Europe, and key issues voiced by young people in Europe. Representatives of the main European political parties are expected to participate in the debate.  

The event will take place in the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht. You can register via: www.maastrichtdebate.eu

Please note that you will need your passport details for the registration. You will also have to bring your passport to present at the entrance of the theatre.

Please keep in mind that space in the Theater aan het Vrijthof is limited. If you do not manage to register for the event, there will be several side-events, such as live viewing parties organised by Maastricht, Working on Europe. For more information, please keep an eye on the website of The Maastricht Debate, the Facebook page of Maastricht, Working on Europe, and the UM website.

The Maastricht Debate 2019 is being jointly organised by the three partners of Maastricht, Working on Europe – Maastricht University, the City of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg - as well as the European Youth Forum and the European Journalism Centre. The partners work with POLITICO in order to reach a wide audience.


Separate event: Student debate with European parliamentarians
You might also be interested in the student debate with European parliamentarians (MEPs) on 14 May at the Bonbonnière in Maastricht. During this debate, you can express your opinion and hear from MEPs on important issues in Europe, such as working and studying at home and abroad, or security and migration in Europe.