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Technology and Electoral Research: Perspectives from Industry and Academia

The impact of new technologies on political behaviour

This conference is the closing event for VOTEADVICE, a four-year research project funded by the European Commission to investigate the impact of new technologies on political behaviour. The scientific objectives of VOTEADVICE have been to produce research related to how new technologies and social media influence political and social behaviour. In order to achieve this aim the Research Network developed and applied techniques for the analysis of non-probability samples, online surveys and experiments and eye tracking tools.

Event details

VoteAdvice will hold its closing conference on Tuesday 20th February, 2018 at the Nuffield Foundation in London (28 Bedford Square, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3JS)


Attendance is free and open to the general public, but participants are required to register in advance. You may RSVP using this link


Programme outline:


The research leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ under REA grant agreement n° 60808.


Panel: Current work on Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) and informartion effects

Mapping Parties and Voters on VAA-derived Political Landscapes

The Human Touch –Combining VAAs with Structured Discussion in Classrooms and Public Spaces

Filtering Algorithms and Persuasion: An Observational Study using Election Compass UK 2017

Panel: Case studies

Electoral dynamics in France and Turkey.

Dimensionality of the Political Space across First and Second Order Elections - Evidence from Turkey

Panel: Using Voting Advice Application-generated data to study comparative voting behaviour

Measuring issue congruence in different electoral settings

Analysing the role of socio-economic insecurity in recent electoral outcomes: a four-country comparison

Proxy Diplomatic Conflict as Means of Winning an Election: the Case of 2017 Dutch-Turkish Diplomatic Strife


Technology and the 2017 Snap elections 

Mariam Cook (Position Dial, Southampton) and Carl Miller (Demos)

Guest speaker: Matt Morley (Savvy) on insights from

Visit our website to see the full programme and book a place. 


The Nuffield Foundation. 28 Bedford Square, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3JS