WGs started to meet: Take part & discuss issues about democracy in the EU

19/3 h 13-15 & 20/3/2018 h 15-17 Working groups prepare class discussion

23/3 h 11-13 & 26/3/2018 h 13-15 Students presentations and class discussion


Examples of TOPICS:

To what extent the “Better regulation” agenda is a way through which the European Commission has tried to enhance the legitimacy of EU policies? What does it obstacle the development of a more likely transnational party system? How do NPs actively contribute to the democratic functioning of the EU?…

If you want to ADD QUESTIONS, contribute to the debate sending an email to eureact@unisi.it



The EUReACT Event 2017 finally arrived: 12 June 2017 h 14.30-17.30

Experiencing EU democracy: Q&A session 2017

Ask directly your questions to political leaders and policy experts through the EUReACT live chat!

The Meeting is held in Room 3A (Presidio Mattioli). Download the program of the Event.

After the small groups sessions, the EUReACT students a.y. 2016/17 are now ready to interview politicians and policy experts about EU politics. Topics of dicussion: Citizens & the European polity; Political elites & multilevel careers; Democratic control over the EU policy making; Impact of crises & crisis management in the EU.

Join us, the Event is open to the public and will be recorded to be then available from the U-Siena Integra Platform.


Extra seminar on European parties

Today, 22 May 2017, h 13-15 (aula 3A) Prof. Enrico Calossi joins us to present his book “Anti-Austerity Left Parties in the EU. Competion, Coordination and Integration” (2016, Pisa University Press).

See “Events/Special Guests” to download the full slide presentation.

New LABS now ready!

The LAB session 2017 is going to start. Please consider the following dates:


LABORATORY ON PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY DATA (F. Olmastroni): 12/5 h 14-17 (Aula 5)


Participants learn how to search data about citizens’ attitudes & the EU.

Surveys realized by the LAPS at the University of Siena & opportunities for students are also illustrated.








LABORATORY ON MEPs BEHAVIOUR (S. Cresti): 17/5 h 14-17 (Aula 6) & 19/5 h 14-16 (Aula 5)

Participants learn how to search & analyse data about the activities of the members of the EP.

CIRCaP archives are presented on a selection of EU-related policy issues.

Tutorial seminar 4th Meeting: USING THE CODEBOOK

How to filter EU-salient Tweets and content-analyse the discourse of political leaders? A codebook has been presented to students and shared among participants in the Tutorial seminar research session.

Key questions: can we confirm that leaders belonging to the political mainstream tweet less about the EU than leaders in the eurosceptic groups? to what extent do national political leaders mention other EU countries/leaders in their tweets? which issues provoke more discussion and which are the most retweeted/favourite  EU-related ashtags?

Next meeting: 26 May h 11-13 Aula 3A