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Training Network in Electoral Democracy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238607

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 324 246

  • EU contribution

    € 3 324 246

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

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Collaborating for electoral democracy

International researchers joined forces to advance training and skills in the area of electoral democracy.

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The main aims of the EU-funded 'Training network in electoral democracy' (ELECDEM) project were to study the effects of globalisation, communication and institutions on the quality of global democracy. The network brought together 11 expert teams from 9 European countries. This initiative extended the PIREDEU project, which aimed at assessing an infrastructure for researching citizenship, political participation and electoral democracy in the EU. Specialised workshops and training events were set up and delivered by world-leading experts in the field. The main objectives were met and consisted of multi-level techniques, content and text analysis, cross-national surveys and experiments. Important findings resulted from the project work. For example, comparisons across generations of voters showed that in western European democracies political ideology, social class, religion and dwelling are less of an influence on younger voters. ELECDEM published final reports as well as nine journal articles, one book review and three book chapters. The work is influential for researchers, participating institutions, industry partners and the broader academic community.

Keywords

Electoral democracy, globalisation, global democracy, citizenship, political participation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238607

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 324 246

  • EU contribution

    € 3 324 246

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER