eupinions is an independent platform for European public opinion. We collect, analyse and comment on what the European public thinks about current political issues and megatrends.

eupinions employs cutting-edge data collection techniques. Every quarter, we collect samples from each EU member state in 22 languages. Our data meets the highest scientific standards and is representative with regard to age, gender, education and country/region.

eupinions is a project of Bertelsmann Stiftung. The data is collected by Dalia Research.

Isabell Hoffmann

Founder and co-author

Isabell founded eupinions in 2015 as a project of Bertelsmann Stiftung in cooperation with Catherine E. de Vries of Essex University and Nico Jaspers of Dalia Research. As an expert researcher on democracy and legitimacy in the European Union, she has managed research projects on the role of national parliaments in the EU as well as the origins and impact of populism, nationalism and authoritarianism in Europe. Isabell studied political science and economics at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Before joining Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2008, she worked as a political editor for the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit.


Isabell Hoffmann

Catherine E. de Vries

Scientific adviser and co-author

Catherine is a Professor of Politics in the Department of Government and serves as Director of the Essex Centre for Experimental Social Sciences at the University of Essex. She has a strong commitment to and interest in unravelling some of the most important societal and political problems facing Europe today, such as Euroscepticism and the EU’s future, the rise of parties challenging the political mainstream and the electoral and political consequences of corruption and malfeasance. She has published extensively in academic journals and the popular press. Over the years, she has received widespread recognition for her work, such as the Emerging Scholar Award for contribution to the field of elections, public opinion and voting behaviour from the American Political Science Association in 2014 and election as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2013.



Enrico Böhm

Project Management and Development

Enrico is in charge of management and strategic development. He is an expert on international relations and European integration. Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2015 as an advisor to the executive board, he worked as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and as advisor to the finance minister of the State of Berlin. He studied contemporary history, political science and economics in Marburg and Geneva and obtained his Ph.D. with a study on the genesis of the Group of Seven (G7).


Enrico Boehm

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Sandra keeps the show on the road – making her your go-to woman for any enquiry.


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In cooperation with Dalia

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Berlin, Dalia is a fast-growing technology startup that aims to better understand global audiences. How does it work? Dalia’s insights engine distributes millions of surveys in over 90 countries worldwide to provide research agencies, brands, academia, public institutions and other organizations access to high-quality market and opinion data. Today Dalia is an ever-expanding team of data scientists, creative geniuses, programmers, political analysts, researchers, thinkers and explorers. Our office currently hosts 16 nationalities, and includes a healthy cross section of world travellers and coffee lovers.

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Europe is going through a hectic period of challenge and change. Economic and fiscal crises, threats to internal security, tectonic geo-political shifts along with Brexit and the questioning of Western values within the European Union are all exerting pressure on mainstream politics. Once more, the future of democracy and the unity of Europe seem fraught with uncertainty.

This entire background forces Europeans to engage in a fundamental debate about their future: What are the great questions about the future that Europeans should tackle together? Or not? Within which framework should they act? Collectively or individually? Is efficiency more important than unity? Does the pragmatic search for solutions breach European principles?

‘eupinions’ is gathering the opinions of Europeans on these central questions about the future of Europe and bringing them to bear in the public debate. We would like to give Europeans a representative voice in this discussion.

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