MEDem Conference 2023

The kick-off MEDem Conference & Workshop took place from 30th to 31st of March at the University of Vienna, bringing together researchers from 37 institutions and 23 countries to discuss the future of democracy research and the development of the MEDem research infrastructure. We thank all attendees for their valuable contributions and lively discussions.

Read further on the event highlights, impressions, and key takeaways in the MEDem News Blog.

We were honored to welcome the Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research, Martin Polaschek, and the Rector of the University of Vienna, Sebastian Schütze to the MEDem Conference and extend our gratitude for their support and encouragement.

Hajo Boomgaarden and Sylvia Kritzinger with Martin Polaschek and Sebastian Schütze © BKA/Christopher Dunker

Impressions MEDem Conference

Conference Program

Thursday, 30th March 2023
09.00 Welcome Speeches - Sebastian Schütze (Rector of the Universityof Vienna) & Martin Polaschek (Minister of Education, Science and Research)
09.35 – 10.45 Panel: The Future of Democracy Research
Challenges and Opportunities in Contemporary Electoral Democracies (Ruth Dassonneville)
What is MEDem? Why do we need it? And why do we need you? (Hajo Boomgaarden & Sylvia Kritzinger)
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30 Discussion and Q&A
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 MEDem Workshop: Needs and Expectations. Tasks and Services
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.45 Workshop Results: Presentation & Discussion
16.45 – 17.30 Talk and Discussion: FAIR DATA and OPEN Science (Alexia Katsanidou)
19.00 Dinner
Friday, 31st March 2023
09.30 – 10.45 Talk and Discussion: ESFRI Roadmap Process (Georg Lutz & Matthias Reiter-Pázmándy)
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Talk and Discussion: To Dos & Timeline for MEDem and the Community (Jakob-Moritz Eberl & Johanna Willmann)
12.30 – 13.00 Closing Remarks (Hajo Boomgaarden & Sylvia Kritzinger)
13.00 Lunch

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