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 mission. In case you aren’t on this list yet, feel free to submit your personal expression of endorsement here!

Gary Marks at the 2024 MEDem Conference

In light of MEDem’s ever-growing support from leading scholars and experts from across Europe and beyond, we would like to highlight this newly achieved milestone in endorsements for MEDem and its importance for the future of our infrastructure. Some of our new academic supporters have shared their statements on MEDem and its vision:

In a time when democracies are becoming fragile and given the crucial role the media plays in fostering democracies, especially when it comes to combating contemporary challenges like information disorder, I believe MEDem’s aim is what all democratic societies should strive for. – Remzie Shahini-Hoxhaj, University of Prishtina

The FAIR research infrastructure MEDem enhances scientific excellence, promotes science for and with society, and increases the effectiveness of science in addressing societal challenges. MEDem will provide FAIR data for the analysis of democratic processes in Europe and beyond. Furthermore, it will facilitate the sharing of publicly funded research outputs not only within the scientific community but also among other public and private stakeholders, including individual citizens. It represents the research community’s response to societal demands for evidence-based decision-making processes in both public and private spheres. – Natalia Galica, University of Silesia in Katowice

MEDem is an inspired effort to increase linkage across datasets. This is a valuable contribution to research in political science, and will facilitate much improved use of systematic information in the discipline. I support the effort wholeheartedly. – Gary Marks, UNC-Chapel Hill / EUI Florence

Coming out of the 2nd MEDem Conference, which took place February 29 & March 1, the MEDem Team is focused on incorporating the discussions and exchanges that took place during our conference into our agenda for the upcoming months, while also continuing to advance MEDem’s path onto the ESFRI roadmap.

ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, plays a crucial role as a strategic and advisory entity, providing essential support for the advancement of research infrastructures across Europe. By fostering coordination and collaboration among European countries, research organizations, and key stakeholders involved in these infrastructures, ESFRI acts as a catalyst for progress and cooperation in the scientific field. MEDem’s inclusion would signify official recognition as a European Research Infrastructure in the Social Sciences and Humanities, with the potential to make substantial contributions to scientific advancement in the field of democracy research.

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