A live broadcast on Arte, insightful analyses of the future of Europe after the elections and an engaged audience- at the European Election Night, the Jacques Delors Institute and the Hertie School of Governance welcomed around 450 visitors. In cooperation with six other partner organizations, including the Schwarzkopf Foundation and the Grassroots Think Tank Polis180, a varied program was offered. Experts from the Hertie School of Governance, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (German Society for Foreign Policy) and Deutsche Welle analysed the first election results in a panel discussion that was broadcast live on Arte. Henrik Enderlein, President of the Jacques Delors Institute and the Hertie School of Governance, as well as Claire Demesmay of DGAP, emphasized the enormous importance of intensive Franco-German cooperation. The interested audience was able to join in the discussion in an interactive panel afterwards. The panel showed that young Europeans in particular are concerned about the issues of sustainability and migration. The evening was kicked off by an EU Pub Quiz, in which the moderators put the audience’s knowledge to the test in a creative way.
In addition to the official programme, the forum of the Hertie School offered a highly frequented space for jointly following and discussing the election results. The stands of the various partner organisations served as a source of inspiration for the visitors to get active themselves. The Hertie Foundation, the Young European Federalists Germany, Polis180, the Dahrendorf Forum, and the Progressive Centre provided information about their campaigns. Accompanied by cool drinks and the virtuoso sounds of the KodoJazz Collective, the successful event did not end until late in the evening.