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Monitoring Electoral Democracy

The European infrastructure for unlocking 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 2023

From 30th to 31st of March, the first MEDem Conference & Workshop took place at the University of Vienna, bringing together scholars from 37 institutions and 23 countries to discuss the future of democracy research and the development of the MEDem research infrastructure.

Hajo Boomgaarden & Sylvia Kritzinger at the MEDem Conference 2023

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MEDem news

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...

The MEDem Headquarters says “Hello”

THE MEDEM HEADQUARTERS SAYS “HELLO” The team of seven is located at Kolingasse at the University of Vienna and is mainly responsible for building up the MEDem Research Infrastructure and coordinating...

MEDem receives support from the city of vienna

MEDEM RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM THE CITY OF VIENNA The MEDem Headquarters team thanks the City of Vienna for supporting the upcoming MEDem Conference in March. In about two months, the MEDem Headquarters...
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