Europees verkiezingsdebat (NL)

Mar 7, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Etienne Sabbelaan 53 8500 Kortrijk


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Debate in Kortrijk with multiple Dutch-speaking lead candidates for the European elections, including our Sophie in 't Veld

On Sunday, June 9, it's time to cast our vote for the regional, federal, and European elections.

The European elections are sometimes overlooked, but this is unjustified. Here too, major stakes are involved: Will Europe fulfil the ambitions of the Green Deal? How will Europe deal with conflicts, instability, and refugee flows? Moreover, for the first time, young people between 16 and 18 years old have the opportunity to vote. Although they are not obliged to vote, they do have the right to make their voices heard. Plenty of reasons, therefore, to give these European elections the attention they deserve.

European Election Debate

During this debate, we present current issues to various lead candidates and ask for their opinions, visions, and positions regarding the challenges the European Union faces. Participants will have the opportunity to participate through voting.

Practical Information

Date and time: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 19:30 – 21:00

Location: KU Leuven Campus Kulak in Kortrijk (hall E - Auditorium E1001)


  • 19:15 Reception

  • 19:30 Welcome by Thomas Vandenberghe, Europahuis Ryckevelde

  • Participants vote on proposals

  • Debate between the 'Lead Candidates'

  • Final reflections

  • Participants vote

  • 21:00 Closing remarks and drinks


Karl Vandenberghe, Focus & WTV 

The already known panel members are:

  • Rudi Kennes, PVDA 

  • Sara Matthieu, Groen 

  • Johan Van Overtvelt, N-VA 

  • Tom Vandendriessche, Vlaams Belang 

  • Hilde Vautmans, Open Vld

  • Bram Van Hecke, CD&V

  • Philippe Decoene, Vooruit

  • Sophie in ’t Veld, Volt

Bus Service

A bus is arranged between Bruges and Kortrijk for 50 people.

  • 18:00 Departure from PH Boeverbos parking, K. Leopold III-Laan 41, 8200 Sint-Andries

  • 19:00 Arrival at KUL Campus Kulak

  • 21:30 Departure towards Sint-Andries

  • 22:30 Arrival

The bus is free of charge. Reservation in advance is required via the registration link.

Travel with Volt!

A big purple wave will visit this debate on Thursday evening. Want to join travelling with us? Get in touch with [email protected]

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