Pademia

EUDO is part of a new Erasmus academic network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA). The network will hold its first annual conference in Brussels on 12 and 13 June 2014. For more information visit the PADEMIA website.

 

About


PADEMIA is a Europe-wide network of 56 academic institutions from 31 countries to promote research and teaching on parliamentary democracy in Europe. It seeks to enhance discussion among students, junior and senior researchers, and stakeholders, on how to deal with the new challenges parliaments and citizens across Europe are facing today. It also aims to highlight innovative approaches and establish best practices in teaching this key issue to present and future generations of students. 

Focus Themes


 

PADEMIA concentrates on the following 5 areas of relevance:

  • Changing parliamentary institutions in Europe
  • The role of parliamentary actors in Europe
  • The relationship between parliaments and citizens in Europe
  • Parliaments and the European public sphere
  • Parliamentary democracy and constitutional development

It will also run 2 cross-cutting disciplinary perspectives on a) multi-level democracy and b) the economic and financial crisis to ensure conceptual and empirical linkages between the five areas of relevance.

Activities


Project activities include network-wide annual interdisciplinary events including conferences, international seminars, PhD schools, lecture series, and similar, as well as an online paper series, a student paper competition, and annual research and teaching awards. 

 

Latest News
The European Parliament as a Driving Force of Constitutionalisation

The European Parliament as a Driving Force of Constitutionalisation

Description
A new EUDO Institutions Study commissioned by AFCO Committee of the European Parliament has been published on the increasing role played by the European Parliament (EP) in the EU decision-making process.
Date:
20/11/2015
Electoral rules and electoral participation in the European elections: the ballot format and structure

Electoral rules and electoral participation in the European elections: the ballot format and structure

Description
Read the OPPR Study commissioned by the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs examining whether harmonisation and "Europeanisation" of the ballots used in the 28 Member States for the election of the European Parliament is feasible.
Date:
16/11/2015
Why not solve the democratic deficit within the EU through genuine transnational political conflict?

Why not solve the democratic deficit within the EU through genuine transnational political conflict?

Description
Read the EUDO Working Paper by Jan Karremans on how a better representation on the European integration dimension should substantially contribute to the formation of a transnational electorate
Date:
05/11/2014