This report is the third part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to use our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) in order to identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs (check out our previous analyses on trade and climate policies). In this third part, we analyse the support within the EP for the EU Defence Union and we show how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities. Continue Reading
This analysis is part of the Influence Index: a new data-driven ranking of MEPs by VoteWatch Europe and BCW Brussels. It is the first MEP ranking to measure influence through two crucial dimensions, namely:
– Political influence: the ability to change legislation, win votes, and shape debates;
– Social influence: the ability to reach people, shift the public conversation, and build a community of support. Continue Reading
This report is the second part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to use our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) in order to identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs (you can find our previous analysis on trade here). In this case, we are concentrating on EU decisions related to climate policy issues and we show how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities. Continue Reading
Following up on the macro-view of how MEPs network in the European Parliament, (i.e. how they table amendments across political groups and nationalities), this VoteWatch report shows which individual MEPs are the most open to collaboration and the keenest on developing EP networks in the current legislative term. Being a “policy hub” is critical for gaining influence and getting things done in the EP. Continue Reading
This report is the first part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to use our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) in order to identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. In this first part, we are focusing on decisions that have to do with trade negotiations conducted by the EU and we show how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities. Continue Reading
This is the first instance of a series providing key insights from our network-analysis of MEPs. Stay tuned for the second part to be published next week.
Due to the consensus-driven nature of the EP, amendments play a key role in bridging gaps between different factions and finding common positions on the way to the vote. As such, they provide crucial information about the bridge-builders and the hubs of influence. Continue Reading
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VoteWatch Europe is specialised in using EU political data to provide uniquely precise mapping of the positions of political players on a broad range of policy topics. Our analyses are being used on a daily basis by the EU officials, public and private stakeholders, the media and the academia. Continue Reading
In the last few weeks, we have published the first part of our Influence Index 2020: a new data-driven ranking of MEPs by VoteWatch Europe and BCW Brussels.
More precisely, we ranked the influence of individual MEPs on different policy areas. The topics covered refer to the political priorities of von der Leyen’s geopolitical Commission, including highly salient topics such as the EU Green Deal, the EU’s digital transition and the EU economic recovery. Continue Reading
Having set up and run for the past 11 years a leading analytical information source on the politics behind EU policies made in Brussels, Doru Peter Frantescu, CEO and Co-founder of VoteWatch Europe, shares his insights in this John Harper Publishing forthcoming book – How to Work with the EU Institutions: A Practical Guide to Successful Public Affairs in the EU. Continue Reading
Looking to get better acquainted with the EU machinery? Join us in October for another one-day training session on the EU decision-making process! The training will be interactive and structured in four different thematic sections with breaks in between (including one hour break for lunch).
📌 The training is client-tailored, based on the policy preferences of the participants;
📌 We will look together into how, when and by whom binding decisions are made;
📌 The training will go beyond the formal dynamics within the institutions, addressing the practicalities of internal processes in each of the institutions and the inter-institutional negotiations known as trilogues;
📌 In order to fully grasp the nature of EU decision-making, we will discuss the EU competences. Continue Reading