Europe

Romanian and Bulgarian MEPs among the most influential

21/05/2019 -  Lorenzo Ferrari

MEPs representing Romania and Bulgaria have much more clout than those representing many other countries, including Italy and France. This is demonstrated by an indicator developed by VoteWatch Europe

What’s going on with abstention in Europe?

22/05/2019 -  Lorenzo FerrariJacopo Ottaviani

In the 2014 European elections, only 42.5 percent of people eligible to vote participated. From the economy to migration, by way of defence and climate change, European questions are now central to the public debate however

Online advertising – going beyond Zuckerberg's promises

03/04/2019 -  Giorgio Comai

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called for more Internet regulations. Far beyond these proposals, we need a public and independent archive of all online advertising, not just in times of elections

How gender balanced will the next European Parliament be?

26/03/2019 -  Gina Pavone

Will parties run enough women, and will they be placed in electable positions on electoral lists? Besides electoral systems, determination and concrete action are required to incentivise female representation. Let’s take a look at where we are now, with the numbers in hand

Russians or not, the vulnerabilities are there: let’s fix them

15/02/2019 -  Giorgio Comai

Disinformation campaigns, dubious practices on social media, murkey financing of political campaigns and lobby groups, timed hacked and leaks: new structural vulnerabilities to our democracies are there for anyone to exploit. It’s time to focus our public conversation on new policies and practices that can mitigate these risks

An ever less fertile Europe

01/02/2019 -  Marta Gatti

Soil has a sensitive and crucial role to play, but is increasingly under threat: besides erosion and pollution, artificial covering is on the rise in many areas of Europe. There is still a chance, however, to reduce land take

The Europeans left out of the European elections

07/02/2019 -  Lorenzo FerrariGina PavoneOrnaldo Gjergji

Almost 17 million EU citizens live in a member state other than their country of origin. These citizens are entitled to vote for the European Parliament from where they reside, but almost none of them do so. It’s a wasted opportunity for a more transnational politics

A media freedom edit-a-thon in Madrid

11/01/2019

An edit-a-thon will take place in Madrid on January 18th to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide

Europe has a shortage of doctors

17/12/2018 -  Déborah Berthier

A surge in retirements, lack of new doctors in training, emigration to countries with better working conditions… by 2020, Europe could be facing a shortage of 230,000 doctors.

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' in Berlin to boost contents on media freedom and pluralism

07/12/2018

An edit-a-thon will take place in Berlin on January 26th to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide