EFR/EenVandaag election debate

Since 2002, EFR has had the honour of organising the EFRxEenVandaag National Election debate together with EenVandaag. Historically the debate was always held in the Erasmus Auditorium but last year the debate turned to Rotterdam AHOY in a bid to make the event more accessible and open to the whole city of Rotterdam . The event is broadcasted nationally, with millions of viewers tuning in.

Prominent politicians such as Mark Rutte, Jan-Peter Balkenende, Pim Fortuyn and Geert Wilders have participated in previous editions of the debate. The debate gets organised by students in the EFR Activities Committee, with the last edition being held on November 20th 2023. This edition was held in Ahoy, with over 1,800 students in attendance. Dilan Yeşilgöz (VVD), Pieter Omtzigt (NSC), Frans Timmermans (GroenLinks-PvdA), Geert Wilders (PVV), Caroline van der Plas (BBB) and Rob Jetten (D66) debated about migration, the climate and livelihood security.

Check out the highlights of the debate in the aftermovie below! Want to organise this debate yourself? Take a look at the committee member pages to see if the Activities Committee is a fit for you!