Upcoming: Academic conference Mapping regional involvement in EU affairs

On 20 and 21 October 2022, the research project REGIOPARL holds its final conference on regional involvement in EU affairs. The conference program includes a keynote lecture by Simona Piattoni (University of Trento), three academic panels, and expert roundtable on the role of regions in the EU with academics as well as experts and representatives from EU and regional institutions, and an academic workshop. The conference is hosted by Danube University Krems and starts with a presentation of the ERDM. Online participation via zoom is possible! Find more information here.


[Oct 2022] Presentation of the ERDM at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022

On Wednesday, 12 October 2022, the ERDM was presented at this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities during an online session on The Quality of Regional Democracy and Its Impact on Territorial Cohesion in Europe hosted by Arjan Schakel (University of Bergen). Speakers: Dorothée Allain-Dupré (Head of Division for Regional Development and Multi-Level Governance, OECD), Lewis Dijkstra (Head of the Economic Analysis Sector, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission), Sarah Meyer (Principle investigator REGIOPARL, Danube University Krems). Find more information here.


[Nov 2022] Preview of the ERDM at the European Week of Regions and Cities – Nov 2021

On 2 November 2021, the digital event Mapping Regional Democracy in Europe – a Science2Public Perspective took place as a side event to the annual European European Week of Regions and Cities. The event was hosted by Sarah Meyer (Danube University Krems) and Arjan Schakel (University of Bergen), the founders of the ERDM. The event started with a preview of the newly developed web portal European Regional Democracy Map. Afterwards, the research team discussed with prominent members of the Committee of the Regions, Dr. Mark Speich (Secretary of State of North Rhine-Westphalia) and Karl-Heinz Lambertz (President of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community).


[May 2022] Launch of the ERDM

Welcome to the European Regional Democracy Map (ERDM), an innovative data portal on the structures and political dynamics of regional democracy in Europe! The ERDM went online in May 2022 and is in its first release stage. Pending updates will expand the available data, adding Central and Eastern Europe countries in particular. As the project is in its early phase, we are happy about any feedback on the ERDM, including technical bugs or other mistakes! Please contact the team at:

The ERDM is a cooperation between REGIOPARL (Regional Parliaments Lab) and the Centre on Regional Democratic Governance (CREDGOV). Read more on the background of the project as well as research and data collection.