Diversity Europe

Diversity in European Political Groups Looks Good On Top But Falters At The City Level

Even as EU leaders celebrate new achievements in diversity at the national and EU-wide level, city level elections continue to showcase more of the same old, same old. -By Anna Gonsalves

Compared to the rest of the world, the EU enjoys a high level of diversity in its political representation. At least, that’s relatively true on the national and Union-wide stages. However, when looking one step down and peering into what’s going on in the major cities, European governance falls back into more stereotypical representation patterns.

Here, some of the progress on representation of diverse groups in European politics will be celebrated. Then, it will be t....