"euandi", a path-breaking Voting Advice Application for the 2014 European Parliament elections

April 17, 2014

euandi, a new Voting Advice Application (VAA) helps citizens make informed choices in their 2014 European Parliament (EP) vote.

Available in 24 languages, euandi invites users to react to 28 policy statements covering a wide range of contemporary policy issues and political values in European politics, as well as two policy statements specific to the user’s national political context.

Developed by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, euandi provides voters with a clear view of the European electoral campaign and their individual positions within it.

Not only does the tool help people identify which political parties represent their views, but it also provides an innovative platform for community building, where people from all over Europe can connect with each other based on their political views.

In addition, euandi will also be one of the largest public opinion measurement tools ever built. With the aim of attracting over 10 million users across Europe, it will result into the largest academic set of data available on public opinion in Europe.

The tool’s strong scientific background and its innovative social features make it interesting not only to the general public, but also to academics, experts and policy makers.

Please contact the euandi team for more detailed information (euandi@eui.eu) and consult the euandi website at: http://www.euandi.eu

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The euandi project is led by Professor Alexander H. Trechsel at the European University Institute (and current Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center), in close cooperation with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, directed by Professor Urs Gasser.

An International Advisory Board consisting of more than 40 of the world’s leading political scientists in Europe and the United States, are overseeing the project. 28 country teams including over 120 highly trained and knowledgeable social scientists at the doctoral or post-doctoral level are responsible for researching and coding the political parties featured in the tool.

euandi aims to become the largest public opinion measurement tool built in Europe. Long after the 2014 elections, euandi will continue to attract scholars analyzing group formation, political mobilization and partisan adaptation. It is our hope that the tool will be implemented prior other electoral contests, such as the 2016 US presidential elections.

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Last updated April 17, 2014

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