The EUENGAGE project is building eight different datasets focusing on citizens (Euengage 1st Wave Mass Survey, DoL Data), elites (Euengage 1st Wave Elite Survey), parties (CHES, EP Election 2014 Party Manifestos), political leadership (EUSpeech), social media (EP Election 2014-Tweets) and electronic media (MRC Data).
The Chapel Hill expert surveys
The Chapel Hill expert surveys estimate party positioning on European integration, ideology and policy issues for national parties in a variety of European countries. The first survey was conducted in 1999, with subsequent waves in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014. The number of countries increased from 14 Western European countries in 1999 to 24 current or prospective EU members in 2006 to 31 countries in 2014. In this time, the number of national parties grew from 143 to 268. The 2014 survey includes all EU member states, plus parties in Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey.
European Election Studies 2014: Manifesto Project 2014 Euromanifesto Study
The Euromanifesto Project (EM Project) aims at collecting all euromanifestos (party programs) issued by political parties and the European groups ahead of elections to the European Parliament (EP) in all EU member countries.
The EUSpeech dataset
EUSpeech is a dataset of 18,403 speeches from EU leaders (i.e., heads of government in 10 member states, EU commissioners, party leaders in the European Parliament, and ECB and IMF leaders) from 2007 to 2015. These speeches vary in sentiment, topics and ideology, allowing for fine-grained, over-time comparison of representation in the EU.