What is VoteMatch Europe?

VoteMatch Europe is a tool for the EU elections. With this tool, voters can discover which political parties in the EU best match their own opinions. The objective of VoteMatch Europe is to inform citizens about the positions of political parties in the run-up to the European Parliament elections.

How are the VoteMatch Europe statement topics decided?

The participating national partners of the VoteMatch Europe project prepared a list of 25 common statements during the fall of 2023 and early 2024. The set of common statements covers a wide range of policy issues in all areas that the European Parliament decides on. The statements were based on desk research into the important themes for the European Parliament in the coming period and the political relevance of these issues in most EU member states.

How are the VoteMatch Europe statements selected?

The participating national partners of the VoteMatch Europe project made a list of 25 statements, covering different a wide range of current subjects and issues. They have asked all parties participating in the European elections in their country to respond to these statements.
Each national partner makes its own Voting Aid Application (VAA), in which it includes at least 15 of these 25 statements. The statements each partner selects are based on how relevant they are to that particular member state and how well the statement helps to differentiate between parties in the member state. Each national VAA can also include additional statements formulated by the national partner.

How does VoteMatch Europe handle privacy requirements?

We at VoteMatch Europe take your privacy very seriously. Your data is processed in a secure manner and anonymised wherever possible. VoteMatch Europe’s processing of personal data conforms to the requirements of the applicable data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation. Read the full privacy statement for more information.

Who funds VoteMatch Europe?

Each national partner funds the development of their own voting aid application (VAA). The European VoteMatch is funded in part by the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations and the House of Europe in Berlin. Other costs are shared by the national partners.

Is VoteMatch Europe a scientific tool?

VoteMatch Europe informs citizens about elections for the European Parliament and shows differences between the contesting parties in different countries. It is not a scientific tool. The results that are shown should be considered as a suggestion for voters to start their own research towards an informed vote.