Café débat Report

Report on the Café débat on En Marche organised by RPP Group in Brussels

On Wednesday 20 June, RPP Group had the pleasure to host a café débat entitled “En Marche’s political method transposed to the next European elections”. You missed it? No panic, you may find a short report here.

Thanks to the expertise of our guests, French MP Ludovic Mendes (En Marche – Moselle) and the parliamentary assistants and former members of the Political Pole of En Marche, Arthur Vidal and Romain Legrand, the audience had the possibility to find out more about the last incredible presidential and legislative campaigns in France and the projects of Emmanuel Macron for the next European elections of 2019.

En Marche, a "political start-up"

Created in April 2016, when Emmanuel Macron was still François Hollande’s Minister for Economic Affairs, En Marche became in only one year the majority party in France and managed to elect its leader as President of the French Republic. With only a few senior executives or political leaders in its ranks, En Marche had to recruit around 500 candidates for the legislative elections, but they received more than 19.000 online applications. After a quite tumultuous process of selection, the candidates were officially designated only one month before the legislative election, few days after the election of Emmanuel Macron as President of the Republic. 311 of them entered in the National Assembly, while 93% of them did not have any legislative experience.

A disruptive and ambitious strategy for the 2019 European elections

Emmanuel Macron’s presidential project was the most pro-European in French history. Now he needs to win the European elections in France and to create its own movement at the European level to achieve its reform ambitions for the European Union. Two options are on the table: create an En Marche political group in the European Parliament or build a non-institutional but larger project coalition of progressives and liberals from all political groups. In all cases, En Marche and its allies risks making a smashing entrance to the European Parliament in 2019.

RPP Group, fully involved in the next European elections

After two meetings with the former UK Health Secretary Lord Lansley, and another one with the former EU Commission Vice-President from Finland, Olli Rehn, this café débat was the third event organised by the RPP Group in the context of the next European elections. Thanks to its network and expertise, the RPP Group will continue to provide to our clients and contacts the best information and business opportunities in the future.

Stay tuned to know more on our future projects and events on the 2019 European elections, and do not hesitate to contact RPP Group at contact@rpp-group.com to know more about what we can do for your business.