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08 May 2019

Report highlights research on elections in 21st century

A topical report highlights innovative research into the 21st century political world. The report was published by the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) and the European Research Council (ERC) Executive Agency in collaboration with the Research Executive Agency (REA) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The new report showcases 11 EU-funded projects that help to better understand the factors and forces that are shaping Europe’s democracies, looking at issues such as how and why people become engaged in politics; electronic voting machines, the growing phenomenon of misinformation on social media; the impact of the financial crash on the development of political conflict in Europe; the dependence of civil society on state finance and regulation. Among the 11 projects are five projects funded by the European Research Council in Italy, Netherlands, and the UK, as well as research supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and other EU grants.

Report: Elections and democratic participations – Understanding turbulent political times through innovative EU-funded research 


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