The pan-European public opinion survey tool of electors allows people in 28 countries to compare their political preferences towards 242 parties running in the European Parliament elections on 25 May.

EUANDI asks users to answer 30 politically important questions, upon which the program calculates the overlaps between the person’s opinions and the opinions of different parties. The user can then compare their preferences with Estonian parties as well as with other European parties.

Contrary to previous years, EUANDI is now closely linked to social media – users can share their political profiles on Facebook and compare their positions with other users. It is also possible to create social media groups based on shared preferences.

EUANDI elector’s compass can be accessed at euandi.ee.

The predecessor of EUANDI at the 2009 European Parliament elections was EU-Profiler – the first pan-European elector’s compass. In Estonia a national elector’s compass gained popularity both during the 2011 Parliament elections and 2013 local elections.

The creation of EUANDI was led by the European University Institute (EUI). The Estonian team is led by Kristjan Vassil (Tartu University) and Nele Leosk (EUI, e-Governance Academy). Liia Hänni (e-Governance Academy), Mihkel Solvak, Kadri Vakmann and Andreas Reiljan (all from Tartu University) also provided significant inputs to the tool. EUANDI’s media partner in Estonia is Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR).

 

Additional information:

Kristjan Vassil

Tartu University

kristjan.vassil@ut.ee

+372 5684 4856