The European Parliament (EP) elected on 26 May 2019 will not likely resemble the current
one. These elections will occur in a context of internal tensions within the European Union,
turbulence on the international stage, migration-related and social challenges, spreading
fears, identitarian flare-ups, and populism. All these phenomena could lend a significantly
more European, and less national tone to the campaign than usual.
This paper is the result of a working group chaired by PASCAL LAMY, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, with CHRISTINE VERGER, Advisor at the Jacques Delors Institute acting as rapporteur, and composed of PERVENCHE BERÈS, Member of the European Parliament, JEAN-LOUIS BOURLANGES, Member of the French Parliament, MONICA FRASSONI, Co-President of a European political party, VALENTIN KREILINGER, researcher at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, ALAIN LAMASSOURE, Member of the European Parliament, ALESSIA MOSCA, Member of the European Parliament, and GENEVIÈVE PONS, Director of the Brussels office of the Jacques Delors Institute.