Welcome to

Monitoring Electoral Democracy

The European infrastructure to unlock the true potential of data-driven democracy research

Monitoring Electoral Democracy (MEDem) is a new, evolving European research infrastructure that will enable better, more comprehensive, and highly innovative comparative democracy research on electoral democracies by bringing together and linking data sources on the functioning of democracies, and by building standards and instruments for data collection and analysis.

Supporting Community

European scholars, (inter)national research groups, networks, institutions, infrastructures & everyone who supports MEDem becomes part of the growing MEDem Community.

MEDem Conference & Workshop 2024

Researchers and non-academic stakeholders gathered at the University of Vienna to participate in the 2nd MEDem Conference & Workshop from February 29 to March 1 2024, where the future of democracy research and the role of MEDem as a research infrastructure in shaping this future were discussed. We thank all attendees for their valuable contributions and lively discussions!

Democracy scholars support MEDem

to be included onto the ESFRI Roadmap!

Show Support For MEDem

Interested in supporting MEDem’s mission? Sign our Personal Expression of Endorsement!

MEDem news

MEDem gains support from 400+ Democracy Scholars

MEDem gains support from 400+ Democracy Scholars We have reached another milestone! MEDem would like to thank all democracy scholars who have expressed their support for our infrastructure and our...

The Future of Democracy Research: MEDem Conference 2024

THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY RESEARCH: MEDEM CONFERENCE 2024 February 29 and March 1 2024 mark the dates of the 2nd MEDem Conference & Workshop. Leading researchers and non-academic stakeholders from...

Coming Up: The 2024 MEDem Conference & Workshop!

Coming Up: the 2024 medem Conference! We are thrilled for the upcoming 2nd MEDem Conference, scheduled to take place from February 29th to March 1st at AULA am Campus, University of Vienna! The 2nd...

MEDem gains support from 300+ Democracy Scholars

MEDem gains support from 300+ Democracy Scholars As MEDem continues to advance, the research infrastructure hits new heights of supporting democracy scholars this autumn. Over recent months, MEDem has...

Over 60 European Scholars already express their endorsement for MEDem

Over 60 European Scholars already express their endorsement for MEDem In the process of becoming a European Research Infrastructure, MEDem has been receiving increasing support from scholars across...

Above Vienna’s Rooftops: MEDem Conference 2023

ABOVE VIENNA’S ROOFTOPS: MEDEM CONFERENCE 2023 The kick-off MEDem Conference & Workshop took place on 30 and 31 March 2023 at the University of Vienna, bringing together researchers from all over...

Stay Updated on MEDem!

Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on the latest developments within MEDem, upcoming events and steps towards the ESFRI roadmap, as well as future prospects of democracy research!

The European infrastructure for unlocking the true potential of data-driven  democracy research

Follow us on

Support medem

Sign our expression of endorsement!

Scroll to Top