About Pademia

PADEMIA is a Europe-wide network of 56 academic institutions from 31 countries to promote research and teaching in reaction to growing European demands to study parliamentary democracy in Europe. PADEMIA seeks to enhance discussion among students, junior and senior researchers, also in exchange with stakeholders, on how to deal with the new challenges that parliaments and citizens across Europe are facing today.
*** The PADEMIA network was active from October 2013 until October 2016 and was supported financially by the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme and the EACEA. ***

Research news

  • PADEMIA Final Report now available
    As the PADEMIA-project has been concluded, the FINAL PROJECT REPORT (public part) is now available. Find it here.
  • Two more Research Notes available
    Monika Mühlböck shows how little control national parties exert over their representatives in the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament.  Maja Kluger Dionigi explains when and how interest groups are influential in the EP. Find the research notes here…
  • Final Annual Report (2016) available
    The third, and final, PADEMIA Annual Report (2016) is now available. Find it here
  • New Research Note (#18) available
    Chiara Valentin explores whether speeches by MEPs in the national parliaments of Austria and the Netherlands help to bring EU politics closer to the national parliament and its public. Find the research note here…
  • PADEMIA Vital statistics on European legislatures available online
    Based on the fact that there are very few comparative available databases on legislatures, the project Vital statistics on European legislatures and legislators aims at gathering basic statistics on European Parliaments and MPs. In cases of bicameral legislatures, we were only interested in the Lower Chamber.  The study was conducted between June and October 2016 … Lees meer