VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 4: Tax Policy

This report is the fourth 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, climate, and defence policies). 

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Power webinar: how to use our new influence tools to build your strategy (5 November, 10.00 – 10.45 CET)

Thursday, 5 November, 10.00 – 10.45 CET

This free executive webinar is for senior EU affairs professionals and campaigners who need to defend their interests in the European Parliament and who like to take a strategic approach to their campaign. The information that will be presented is highly relevant for private stakeholders and staff working in the European institutions or national governments.  Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 3: Defence Policy

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

Influence Index 2020: Top 100 most politically influential MEPs

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

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 2: Climate Policy

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

Which MEPs are the best networkers / hubs of policy shaping ?

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

New VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 1: International Trade

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

MEP Network Analysis: who links with whom in the European Parliament?

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, a leading Brussels-based organisation, is looking for experts with a view to expanding its research and communication capacity.

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

Influence Index 2020: Most influential MEPs by policy area

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