The Maastricht Debate 2024


Ahead of the European Parliamentary Elections in June, Studio Europa Maastricht and POLITICO warmly invite you for the Maastricht Debate 2024. The third edition of this large political debate will take place on Monday, April 29 in the Theater aan het Vrijthof.  

In what is expected to be one of the most influential elections of 2024, we put the candidates in line to lead Europe onstage to answer your questions, so you can decide how you want to cast your vote. Each contender for the office of president of the European Commission will represent their own political party on the podium in Maastricht, the birthplace of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty that established the European Union.  

Candidates will answer questions from our expert moderators on the themes chosen by European youth. The debate will take place in front of an audience of young voters and a select group of invitees. Before and after the debate you can join the European election festival on the Vrijthof square. You can find the full line-up and activities here


We look forward to seeing you on Monday April 29!


The Maastricht Debate is supported by Maastricht University, Province of Limburg, City of Maastricht and the European Parliament.