Welcome to Euroflections - Leading Academics on the European elections 2019

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The European elections took place on 23-26 May 2019. Now researchers in Europe team up to analyse and reflect on the elections in a new report.

The report gathered 70 contributions from leading academics and will cover the elections and the campaigns. Euroflections is an initiative from the research centre DEMICOM at Mid Sweden University.

Euroflections will be published on the 13th of June 2019 in a free digital report. So, this is where you will find the best analyses and reflections on the European elections.

Here you can find more info about the involved researchers

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The Euroflections report has now been published. Over 70 researchers commenting and reflecting on the EP elections.
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Niklas Bolin

Niklas Bolin

Associate Professor (docent) in political science. His research focuses on elections, political parties and political behaviour with a specific interest in populist radical right parties, green parties and questions about party organization, e.g. intra-party democracy and party leader selection. He is an affiliated researcher of DEMICOM, Centre for Study of Democracy and Communication. Bolin is frequently interviewed by media about elections , parties and voters.

Falasca Kajsa

Kajsa Falasca

PhD in Media and Communication Studies and Assistant Professor at DEMICOM, Centre for Study of Democracy and Communication. Kajsa is researching strategic political communication in the modern media landscape. She is also a well-established expert and is frequently engaged by various media to comment on political communication.

Marie Grusell

Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies at the research centre DEMICOM at Mid Sweden University and at University of Gothenburg. Marie researches the parties' strategic communication with a focus on social media. In 2018, Marie worked as a research leader in research on the national election campaign. As an expert on social media, Marie is often seen in various media and other forums.


Lars Nord

Professor of Political Communication. Lars Nord leads the research center DEMICOM, which conducts research on democracy and communication in the digital society. Lars is an internationally recognized researcher in political communication and his research on election campaigns and media is very comprehensive and well-known.

Interviews with researchers

Cas Mudde

Professor Cas Mudde, University of Georgia

My contribution will focus on the results of populist parties, probably declaring the end of left-wing populism and arguing that we should focus more on the far right, or at least populist radical right. The most impostant question in this European election will be  the group formation afterwards.

Christina Holtz-Bacha

Professor Christina Holtz-Bacha, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Germany

As for now, the campaign is low key. It seems as if the parties don't invest much in their campaign which is a mystery to me. Because, against the background of the polls that predict a good performance of the populist parties all over Europe, the campaign is more important than ever to prevent a strengthening of eurosceptic forces.

Jesper Strömbäck

Professor Jesper Stömbäck, Gothenburg University

My contribution will focus on how political parties adapt their policies to what they perceive is the policy demand among their targeted voters and other parties they want to collaborate with. One example is how the Moderates now, in contrast to their history, emphasize problems related to free movement instead of arguing for the positive value of it; another how the Sweden Democrats have abandoned their policy that Sweden should leave the EU.

chopin Sandri

Professor Thiery Chopin, Associate Professor Giulia Sandri, Catholic University of Lille, France

The contribution will focus on France. The French case is particularly relevant for testing the relevance over time of the second order elections' model, the challenges to representative democracy and elites' responses and the relevance of the progressives vs. nationalists cleavage in explaining EU citizens' voting behaviour.