Data

EUvox 2014 does not only help millions of people to select the party that is closest to their own preferences, but will also enable the team of researchers to shed new light on public opinion, voting behaviour, campaign dynamics, party cohesion, political representation, and political participation across the continent. For the first time ever, it will be possible to systematically do this on the European level. Moreover, the project has collected important and scientifically relevant data on party positions on salient issues across the European Union.

EUvox will generate several very useful and valuable databases: Party position data, coder reliability data, user response data, media data, network data, and a large corpus of Tweets/Facebook data. In difference with EU Profiler 2009, EUvox 2014 will introduce a more standard system that will increase the quality of subsequent analyses. By bringing these databases together we aim to provide a comprehensive source that can be used to analyse citizens’ political behaviour at the aftermath of the 2014 elections. All data will be generated with accordance to national and EU data protection laws and will subsequently deposited to social science archives in order to be made freely available to the scholarly community. To ensure that the post-election analyses will be communicated effectively to the scholarly community and citizens at large, the findings will be presented at the VAA section panels of the ECPR General Conference in Glasgow (September 2014) with the papers being freely accessible online.