EUGenDem virtual book launch: ‘European Parliament’s Political Groups in Turbulent Times’

Welcome to the book launch of the ‘European Parliament’s Political Groups in Turbulent Times'.

The edited collection provides the first-ever authoritative collection of scholarly insights, based upon original research, into the political groups of the European Parliament. It analyses their importance from multiple perspectives critically assessing their role and significance in EU politics. Leading scholars examine political group formation and function, policy-making, Euroscepticism and populism, and interactions with external actors. Each chapter opens hitherto unexplored ‘black boxes’ in the EP’s political work, such as internal practices of, and power relations within the political groups, and informal arenas of intra-group decision-making. The book was published open access in the summer of 2022.


Petra Ahrens, Anna Elomäki, and Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland): Introduction: European Parliament’s Political Groups in Turbulent Times

Edoardo Bressanelli (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy): The Political Groups as Organisations: The Institutionalisation of Transnational Party Politics

Ariadna Ripoll Servent (University of Salzburg, Austria): Party Competition between Centre-Right and Eurosceptic Radical-Right Parties in the European Parliament

Time: September 13th 2022, 15.00 – 16.30 EEST (14.00 – 15.30 CEST)


The full program of the EUGenDem workshop series can be found here.

In case of questions about the workshop, you can contact Barbara Gaweda (