European Elections Stats



Frustrated by the lack of up-to-date information available on the European Parliament elections of 2019, we decided to create ee_stats.

ee_stats is a website using open data and programming to increase public knowledge about the European Parliament elections in 2019.

Our first project:
We wrote a software that provides an up-to-date projection of the seat distribution in the European parliament. This projection enables you to gauge the current political mood in the EU.

Our future projects:
We are planning to add new features like automated social media analysis, text analysis, or sentiment analysis as the European elections draw nearer.

Our tools:
We are mostly using the programming language R, a popular language among data scientists. R allows for data collection, data cleaning, data analysis and data visualisation. Note that we are not trained data scientists, but self-taught graduates in European affairs. See the free Book “R for Data Science” as an introduction. The data visualizations were made using TableauPublic a free software which enables the creation of interactive charts and maps.

By Camille Borrett and Moritz Laurer tweets recent graduates in European affairs from SciencesPo Paris, Free University of Berlin and University of East Anglia