Beyond the vote: A comprehensive guide to the post-EU elections

On 6-9 June 2024, over 400 million EU citizens will take to the polls to elect the next European Parliament. This promises to lead to a new challenging 2024-2029 policy cycle, presenting both opportunities and uncertainties.

This practical guide outlines the main steps undertaken – as of June 2024 – by each of the different EU institutions to translate citizens’ preferences into political priorities. Its aim is to help civil society better understand and prepare for the post-election period. In particular, the guide offers insights into the main institutional and political dynamics at play, providing the basis to identify opportunities for civil society action.