EU Public Opinion and Participation Interest Section

Established in March 2002 by action of the EUSA Executive Committee

Section Chair

Catherine E. de Vries (University of Geneva)

Section By-Laws

Click here to download our by-laws. [PDF].

Section's next formal meeting

The next Interest Section meeting will be at EUSA's 13th Biennial International Conference in 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Working mission statement

With interest in a supposed "democratic deficit" in European Union governance continuing unabated after ten years, the role of Europe's citizens in the governing process of the European Union appears to be an enduring topic that will continue to attract scholarship and political concern for the indefinite future. EUSA's EU Public Opinion and Participation Interest Section provides a clearing house for scholars interested in the role played by public opinion and political participation and in the effects of EU membership and policies on public opinion and participation. This Section also aims to propose panels for EUSA conferences and maintain Web pages here whose primary purposes are to provide access to works in progress by section members, provide information of upcoming conferences and events of interest to section members, and provide access to syllabi and other teaching materials. In future this Section might also develop a Web-based discussion forum for airing topics and concerns of the members.

To become a member of EUSA and join the EU Public Opinion and Particiaption Interest Section, check out the membership page.