The EUENGAGE project is building eight different datasets focusing on citizens (Euengage Mass Survey, DoL Data), elites (Euengage 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.
E-Voice Online Deliberation
Data have been collected through a mass-elite online deliberative experiment, which has been conducted between Wave I and Wave II of the multi-country panel survey on the same 10 EU countries: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. From October 17th to the 27th of 2016, the deliberation online involved 285 citizens. Participants to the event were randomly recruited among the pool of about 2,300 interviewees per country of the first wave of the EUENGAGE mass panel survey, carried out by UNISI, in partnership with Kantar Public, in June/July 2016.
They have been divided and randomly assigned to 3 nationally based discussion groups, ranging from 3 to 16 individuals each – for a total of 30 groups.
Before deliberation (T1), participants have been administered an on-line survey; the same questions have been then asked also after participation in the on-line deliberative forum (T2).
This questionnaire serves to determine both the effects of correct information at the net of deliberation on individual attitudes and preferences and its mediating effects on deliberation dynamics.
For sake of experimental control, a group of panelists who did not participate in the event received both the pre and post deliberation surveys. This group was intended as a control for deliberation and information effect.
The online deliberation generated a relevant amount of different kind of data:
1) A pre and post survey
2) verbatim of the online discussion to the games’ results.
3) Question and Answers with experts and politicians
Data will be released soon after the cleaning process, for any information please contacts us
Electronic Media Data
A main dataset, which comprises metadata and coded data, on news articles in 30 different online media outlets from 10 countries, on 4 topics: Brexit, the economy, immigration and security. The articles were collected for a period of almost one year (January 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016) and connected to the dates of the mass and elite surveys and deliberative events. The data allows to replicate our corpus and to further analyse it.
To download data and have more information see the MRC website
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.
General public, Business Elite and Political Elite Survey
During Summer 2016 and Fall 2017, UNISI together with Kantar Public launched two waves of a survey targeting EU citizens and business people in ten EU countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom). The survey focused on three policy areas – security, economy and immigration – and it collected opinions about the preferred policy solutions and feelings of solidarity across EU countries to address the most urgent crises. The survey also included some population-based experiments that explored the determinants of solidarity in the fields of security, immigration and the economy within the European Union.
At the same time, UNISI launched two waves of an elite survey based on a representative sample of national MPs in the same EU countries listed above. The questionnaire ensures continuity with previous elite surveys to allow exploration of changes in leaders’ attitudes over time. Moreover, in order to compare the attitudes of leaders and public opinion, the elite survey mirrors the public opinion and the business people surveys.
After the data cleaning process, we will release an integrated dataset, which will include: Elite survey, waves 1 and 2; Mass and business people survey, waves 1 and 2; CHES data 2014 and 2017. In this way, it will be possible to compare mass and elite attitudes with parties’ positions on specific issues.
Examples of possible uses of the integrated dataset will also be made available.
For any information on the data please conctat us
The collection of Tweets includes over forty million tweets with more than four million unique users. Through the analysis of the Text of tweets and the follower and re-Tweet networks of Twitter users, we documented numerous results including the ability to estimate user positions on Brexit. We also uncovered networks of relations between the topics discussed on social media, using correlated topic models on the texts of the social media posts. For results see our EWPS
In order to comply with Twitter terms of service, the dataset used in the study can be made available on request by email (please, contact Kenneth Benoit (krbenoit[at]gmail.com).