New EES website hosts European Election Studies from 1979 to present

The European Election Studies (EES) are about electoral participation and voting behaviour in European Parliament elections, but more than that. They are also concerned with the evolution of an EU political community and a European public sphere, with citizens’ perceptions of and preferences about the EU political regime, and with their evaluations of EU political performance.

The new website, conceived by MZES researchers Hermann Schmitt and Sebastian Popa in cooperation with GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences hosts almost all studies associated with the European Election from 1979 to present. With one exception, the University of Mannheim has been the home of the series of European Election Studies from 1979 on. The next European Election Study, EES 2014, will again be co-ordinated at the MZES.