Institute in Paris
Queen Mary University of London and NEXTEUK
9 rue de Constantine, 75007, Paris
Event dates
, 6:30PM - 8:00PM (CET)

The French presidential campaign is taking place in a context of high visibility for European affairs with the French presidency of the Council of the European Union and the war in Ukraine, while the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit are still unresolved issued. 

These events raise key questions in respect to the 2022 French presidential campaign, elections and policies: to what extent have these European challenges impacted the debates and results? Has Europe been a decisive factor in electoral choices? What are the main divides within the French electorate in respect to Europe and have they evolved? Is the “Euroclash” predicted by some happening? What do the results of the first round indicate for the European policy of France?


Emmanuel Rivière is the Director of International Polling and Political Advisory and Chair, Centre Kantar sur le Futur de L’Europe. He is also the French representative for the World Association for Public Opinion Research.

Rainbow Murray is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London. She is an expert on representation, political institutions, gender and diversity, with particular expertise in French and British politics.

Nicolas Sauger is Professor of Politics at Sciences Po and is the Director of the Centre for Socio-Political Data. He is a specialist of electoral competition in France and in Europe. 

Sylvie Strudel is Professor of Politics at Paris-Panthéon-Assas University. Her research focuses on European political attitudes and divides and electoral sociology.


Sarah Wolff is is the director of the Center for European Research at Queen Mary University of London. Director of the MA in International Relations at ULIP in Paris, she is principal investigator for the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence NEXTEUK project on the future of EU-UK Relations and senior research associate at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael). 

This lecture is part of a Jean Monnet NEXTEUK lecture series organised in partnership with the Groupe de recherche sur l’Union européenne. 

The lecture will be recorded and a recording will be available on NEXTEUK website.