12 March 2019

The Maastricht Debate 2019

On April 29th, 19h00 – 20h30, leading candidates for the position of President of the European Commission will debate each other in Maastricht. Young people (18-29 years) can register for the debate starting March 13th 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. Do not worry in case you do not manage to register for the event, since there will be several side-events, such as live viewing parties organized 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.