For better insight into EU politics
For better insight into EU politics

Opportunities

VoteWatch Europe is the leading international non-governmental organisation tracking the votes of European politicians. Since our launch in early 2009, we have achieved outstanding results and have become a reputed and highly reliable organisation. Our data and analysis are used on a daily basis by thousands of EU decision-makers, stakeholders, researchers, journalists and citizens. Our analysis are being quoted by the media world-wide (e.g. CNN, Euronews, Financial Times, Le Monde, DW, La Stampa, El Pais, etc).

An independent study by Hill&Knowlton Strategies also finds VoteWatch to be the think tank / platform that influences the most the EU Parliament.

Do you belong to one of the following professional groups? Find out the excellent opportunities we have for you!

Politician or political consultant

If you are an MEP, a national politician, or you work for one, grasp one or more of these opportunities especially designed for you! If you are interested in any of them, contact us at secretariat@votewatcheurope.eu.

Find out your true (or hidden) allies

Do you want to know which Members of the European Parliament match your points of view best so that you can rally them in your camp when you need allies for your projects/ideas? We can provide you with a genuinely objective, scientific mapping, based not on statements, but on the analysis of millions of actual voting data records that have shaped decisions.

Improve your communication by integrating our e-tools on your own website

Do you want to easily promote your parliamentary work on your own website, by using an independent source to back you up and thus increase your profile? Our “MEP widget” is an ideally designed tool that will help you highlight the plenary activities of your choice. Embed it on your website and it will automatically update information about your plenary votes and parliamentary activities. It helps you save time and resources while keeping your audience up to date on your activities in real time. Click here for more information.

Promote your views among an EU affairs savvy public

Do you want to increase your profile and make your voice heard among citizens interested and actively following EU affairs and MEPs’ activities? Now you can use our website to better target your message and expand your visibility and public’s understanding of your work.

Our audience, which we have built over the past 7 years, is just the right public for you, as it is genuinely interested in EU affairs and uses our data to get informed about the activities of the European Parliament and individual MEPs and hold them accountable for their activity.

We already show millions of statistical information about the work of all MEPs, which the citizens and multipliers use daily to understand what you stand for. However, we acknowledge that the activity of an MEP is much more than that. This is why we offer now the opportunity to better explain your stances/voting record to a relevant and engaged audience that follows your activities and those of other MEPs on our website.

Send us your views in the form of opinion articles or videos and these can be published on our website. Please be advised that we reserve the right to select the articles for publication.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, get in touch with us at
secretariat@votewatcheurope.eu.

Stakeholder, campaigner / advocacy group

If you are a campaigner (company, trade federation, NGO, citizen group, etc), it is likely that you will be interested in one or more of these opportunities especially designed for you. If you are interested in any of them, contact us at secretariat@votewatcheurope.eu.

Find out your true (or hidden) allies among MEPs

Do you want to know which Members of the European Parliament match your points of view best so that you can rally them in your camp when you need allies for your advocacy campaigns? We can provide you with a genuinely objective scientific mapping, based not on statements, but on the analysis of millions of actual voting data records that shaped decisions.

Stay up to date with electoral trends across the EU to spot risks/opportunities for businesses

We track electoral developments in all EU’s member states to predict the results of national elections and what the policies of the next government are going to be. We provide quick alerts or comprehensive analysis on how these would impact specific sectors/industries or legislative measures, depending on your needs. For example, we were the first ones to signal to the Brussels’ EU affairs community the risks in the presidential race in Austria (April-May 2016) and its implications for the EU’s policies.

Improve your communication by integrating our e-tools on your own web or mobile platform

Do you want to easily communicate to your members and audience what the EU Parliamentarians say and vote on your areas of interest? Our “Stakeholder widget” is an ideally designed tool that will help you keep them informed on EP’s activities of your choice. Embed it on your website and it will automatically update information about plenary votes and parliamentary activities in your chosen areas of interest. It’s an easy to manage tool that helps you save time and resources while keeping your audience updated in real time on relevant issues.

Click here for more information and here for an example.

The e-tools and web platforms can be customised according to your own needs. Get in touch with us for more details.

Bring forward your message to our audience of influencers and multipliers

Do you want to increase your profile and bring forward your message to the decision-makers and the multipliers? Our audience is just the right public for you, as it is made up of staff in the European institutions (European Parliament, Council and Commission), the media and other stakeholders who use the content of our website to understand the stakes and the meaning of EU decisions and policies, as well as to hold MEPs accountable for their work.

We already show millions of statistical information about the work of all MEPs, which the citizens and multipliers use daily. However, we acknowledge that the experts and the stakeholders know best what the meaning and the impact of these decisions are on the life of the citizens. So why not make sure that your view and expertise is also taken into account before one makes up its own mind?
Send us your views in the form of an opinion article or video (if you don’t have a video, we can help you create one). Please be advised that we reserve the right to select the items for publication and we may charge a fee for this service.

Use our expertise to train your members or staff

Our predictions are probably the best there are in our sector, as we are in the unique position to base them on the analysis of millions of pieces of statistical data combined with cutting-edge expertise. Our work has been used by reputed media word-wide (CNN, New York Times, the Economist, Financial Times, etc), research institutes in more than 20 countries, over 50 federations and companies Brussels-based, as well as by decision-makers.

We are happy to share our knowledge to help your staff and members get a clearer view of the processes behind EU decisions, be it in the form of training, seminars or other formats which we can mutually agree to.

Journalist, media group, communication agency

If you are a journalist, a media owner or a communication agency looking for quality and reliable content to check or fuel your story about EU decisions and the decision-makers in Brussels, look no further/you are in the right place. We rely on a complex set of data including the track record of all MEPs (i.e. votes, EP activities), their parties’ voting behavior (explain) and all the decisions (plenary level) made by the EU since 2004. We can provide real-time information (who voted what on a decision made today), what have been the trends in the last year or years on any topic of your interest and who are the MEPs/political groups most favourable in backing it up or rallying against.

Our work has been used by reputed media word-wide (CNN, New York Times, the Economist, Financial Times, Le Monde, El Pais, La Stampa, etc). Click here to see a few examples of the types of stories that we can help with.

If you don’t have a correspondent in Brussels, no worries: we have the resources to record audio-video pieces for you.

Increase your profile: publish your story on our website

If you use in your article data or information that VoteWatch produces, we may be interested in having your story published on our website too (on a non-exclusivity basis). Our readership is mainly made up of decision-makers and multipliers, which you could therefore easily reach to increase your visibility and profile. So feel free to contact us with proposals.

Install a news widget on your own website

Would you like to have automated quality content on your website? We can create a news widget that you can easily install on your website in 15 minutes. Once installed, it will display a selection of articles or EP voting data on any topics/areas of interest of your choice from our website.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact us at
secretariat@votewatcheurope.eu.

Academia, research staff or student

If you are a researcher, a professor or a student interested in EU decision-making, we’ve got just the right opportunities for you.

Get key data for your thesis or teaching materials

Over the years, hundreds of researchers have used our unique data to verify their working hypothesis for their books, (post)PhD, Master or BA thesis. We hold the data regarding all European Parliament plenary decisions since 2004 (how each MEP from all 28 EU Member States voted) and Council decisions since 2009 (how each government voted). We can provide you with pieces of this data or calculate a wide range of interesting stats for you, such as party cohesion, matching between various parties or MEPs, participation in votes, loyalty of individuals to their party line, comparisons between the votes of various governments on specific topics and much more.

Here are a few examples.

Increase your profile: have your paper published on our website

If you have done a good paper using some of our data or information, we may publish it on our website, so that others can appreciate your work. Feel free to send us a synthesis of your work of no more than 3 pages (possibly with a link towards the whole paper). Be advised that we reserve the right to select the papers to be published according to our own evaluation and needs.

Invite our practitioners to speak to your students

Nothing compares to having an experienced practitioner provide real-time insights to your students on how the EU decisions are actually being made, beyond the theory of it. We have been invited by reputed Universities to discuss with their groups of students, either at our office in Brussels or at their headquarters (e.g. London School of Economics, College of Europe, HEC Paris, Free University of Brussels, Maastricht University, University of Madrid, University of Barcelona, University of Duisburg-Essen, etc).

Do an internship with us in the European Capital

We regularly take on board motivated students or graduates at the start of their professional career. If you’re interested in an internship, find out more here.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact us at secretariat@votewatcheurope.eu.

EU expert (active or retired)

Are you an expert in EU politics who is (or has been) working in the institutions or the EU-related private sector and who wants to have his/her voice heard? Send us your views in the form of an opinion article or video (if you don’t have a video, we can help you create one). Please be advised that we reserve the right to select the items for publication according to our needs and we may charge a fee for this service.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact us at secretariat@votewatcheurope.eu.

Philanthropist / foundations

If you are looking to support an NGO who delivers great value for the European society and is rigorous about its work and finances, then you’re in the right place! An independent evaluation of VoteWatch has concluded that our work is highly relevant for the current European climate and that we are highly efficient and effective in the way we operate (we have a small team, but we achieve tremendous results in terms of outreach and legitimacy). However, our results also depend on the financial resources which are made available to us, a big share of which come from foundations that support democracy in the form of core or project grants.

If you place your funding resources with us, we make sure that we make the most of these, delivering for the European society the greatest possible value for the money. To find out more about our current sponsors, click here.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Doru Peter Frantescu, co-founder and director, at doru@votewatcheurope.eu.

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