BBC News will host a live televised debate between Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader, and Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party.
The hour-long debate will be shown on BBC Two from 7pm on Wednesday 2 April.
The programme will be hosted by David Dimbleby in front of an audience selected by a reputable polling organisation to be demographically representative and with an equal number of people for and against British membership of the EU. Questions will come from the audience members.
James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, says: “We are delighted to have negotiated successfully to broadcast this important debate. Europe is always a highly charged issue in British politics and this is a fantastic opportunity to test the arguments.”