How the old “pro-anti” EU framing becomes obsolete after EU elections

Our high-profile partners are asking us the right question with regards to the elections and we thought to share with you a summary of the answer. At VoteWatch Europe we filter out the noise and guide our partners through the EU decision-making jungle with our unrivaled fact-based analytics that allows them to see who are the actual opponents and supporters of any initiative or piece of regulation. Continue Reading

EU elections & Eurovision: same geographical and experts/citizens divides?

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This month is particularly important for the European Union. Starting from the 23rd of May, EU citizens will reach the dedicated polling stations to decide on the composition of the next European Parliament. These elections will impact on the overall direction of the EU and its future decisions on issues that affect all of us (migration, environment, agriculture, social policy, etc.). Continue Reading

Top 100 most influential EU Parliamentarians

This report shows which EU Parliamentarians have been the most influential towards the end of the parliamentary term. The study also reveals which national groups have been punching above/below their weight when it comes to influencing European policies through the EP.  The assessment is based on the collection of all available information concerning the various actions of each MEP while exerting their mandate. Continue Reading

Internship opportunity with VoteWatch Europe!

VoteWatch Europe is an exciting place to work. If you are enthusiastic about EU politics and/or communication, you are outgoing and proactive, then you may get to work with us.

If you have a scholarship from your university, an EU programme (e.g. Erasmus +) or other sources and you’re looking for a placement, then apply for an internship in our office in Brussels! Continue Reading

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VoteWatch Europe is the leading organisation that tracks and forecasts EU political developments, through a unique combination of big political data and expert insights.

Our work is built on two pillars:

1) we follow the dynamics in the EU institutions (majority building, winners and losers, cohesion of the groups) to identify the supporters, opponents and the kingmakers among the EU Parliamentarians on any given policy proposal or broader area;

2) we follow the socio-political trends across the continent (opinion polls, governments’ change) in order to forecast the changes in the balance of power in both the European Parliament and the Council,  and hence the agenda and the margin of maneuver of the European Commission, on any given policy proposal. Continue Reading

European Elections forecast: In with the new, out with the old?

 

SAVE THE DATE: 23 April, Brussels

 

 

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Venue: TBC
Timing: 12:30 – 13:30

SPEAKERS:
– Prof. Simon Hix Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics; Co-Founder of VoteWatch Europe
– Susi Dennison, Senior Policy Fellow and Director of the European Power Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations
– Doru Frantescu, Director and Co-Founder, VoteWatch Europe

MODERATOR
Karen Massin, CEO Burson Cohn & Wolfe Brussels. Continue Reading

Partner with us to promote quality information for citizens ahead of the EU elections!

The final countdown has started! With less than 2 months separating us from the most competitive EU elections in history, it is time to get involved to ensure the citizens have quality information presented in an appealing way.

If you have an active online presence, either through a blog or a website, partner with us and become one of the EU elections key sources of quality information! Continue Reading

YouVoteEU, the newest project co-organized by VoteWatch in the run up of the elections

YourVoteMatters.eu is a multilingual digital platform, designed as an innovative communication tool between the 2019 European elections’ candidates and their electorate.

The platform is now available in Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish & Swedish.

The platform is developed by a consortium of five European organizations, composed of: Riparte il Futuro (Italy), VoteWatch Europe (Belgium), European Citizen Action Service (Belgium), Vouliwatch (Greece) and Collegium Civitas (Poland) with the aim of enhancing the dialogue between all the actors involved in the next round of elections (politicians, political parties, citizens, organizations and stakeholders). Continue Reading

Winners and losers of Copyright war in the EU Parliament

One of the last plenary session of the European Parliament before the European Elections has been filled with ground-breaking developments. EU Parliamentarians fought and voted over the key (and controversial) decision on the EU copyright rules. On Tuesday, the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) adopted the directive in plenary by 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. Continue Reading

Which MEPs changed their votes the most in the current EP term?

The European Parliament has a rather unusual mechanism that is known by very few insiders, which allows the MEPs to effectively change the way they voted after a decision has been made. This means that when a decision is made an MEP can vote one way, but then they can change their vote in the minutes (the ‘initial vote’ is still traceable in the minutes). Not surprisingly, this creates confusion as to the actual intention and views of the MEP. Continue Reading

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