The Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) brought together 11 expert teams from 9 European countries to provide substantive and methodological training in elections research to a cohort of early stage and experienced researchers.

ELECDEM took a comprehensive approach to the study of electoral democracy using cross-nationally comparative databases, content analysis and experiments in order to examine the impact of globalisation, technological developments in communication and institutional change on representation and accountability.

The project funding period has now ended, however a vast range of training materials are available to researchers. In the pages on this site you will find links to datasets, powerpoint presentations, suggested background readings, and links to video recordings by our researchers and our invited speakers. We also continue to have an active facebook group which shares information on the study of electoral democracy and related research, search 'ELECDEM' on facebook.

This project was funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement number 238607. FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008.