#EUElections2019 
Multimedia content and services 

Parliament’s information, research, survey and press services offer a wide range of up-to-date multimedia tools and services to help press and audiovisual media to cover its activities in the run-up to the European elections.

Spokesperson’s service

The Spokesperson’s service provides information on institutional issues and responds to inquiries about Parliament’s rules, procedures, finances and administration. For replies to the most frequently asked questions and myths put straight, see the recently updated FAQs.

Press service

Press officers in Parliament and all member states (EP liaison offices) cover all policy areas and can help with media inquiries on Parliament’s work. They draft and disseminate alerts and press releases on debates and votes, and also organise press conferences and seminars.

Audiovisual services

Parliament provides support to media professionals covering parliamentary activities, providing both content and technical facilities for video, radio, multimedia and photo production. Our programming consists of a mix of live events, news summaries of activities, illustrative stockshots and coverage of key events, including official visits abroad.

Multimedia downloads

News summaries, live video/audio, edited video, photographs and archive material, as well as animated videos and infographics explaining Parliament's priority topics and procedures can be downloaded free from the Multimedia Centre.

Full list of contacts: Spokesperson’s service, Press services in EP liaison offices in member states, Press officers in Brussels, AV media services.

European Parliaments Research Services (EPRS)

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) provides independent, objective and authoritative information to assist parliamentary decision-making and provide insights and knowledge on all policy areas for a broad public.

Eurobarometer opinion polls and surveys in all member states

Eurobarometer surveys cover a wide range of issues, focusing on citizens' perceptions and expectations of EU action and measuring in detail their attitudes towards the European Parliament. A series of Eurobarometer surveys dedicated to the Parliament gauges Europeans’ interest in the 2019 elections and their opinions on the European project. Further Eurobarometer releases are scheduled in May  and October 2018 and in March 2019 (tbc).

Polls on voting intentions in the EU27 and projections of the new Parliament will be published weekly during the last month before the elections.

Eurobarometer survey methodology

European Parliament and EU Commission surveys are carried out by the same contractor with the same methodology, to allow for direct comparability and observation of trends. They use face-to-face interviews with around 27,000 respondents in all 28 EU Member States, drawn from the general population and aged 15 years or more.

The survey sample is carefully constructed to mirror the socio-demographic set-up of each member state and is statistically fully representative. The analysis of the results is meant to ensure the most complete overview of national evolutions, regional specificities, socio-demographic differences and historical trends.

A dedicated series of Parliament Eurobarometer surveys is gauging Europeans’ interest in the 2019 elections and their opinions on the European project. Detailed post-election analyses will complete this series to improve understanding of European citizens’ voting behaviour.

For each survey, the following information is available:

  • the main report (EN only on publication date, all 23 languages later on),
  • complete socio-demographic and results annex,
  • national factsheets on the main results for each member state (in English and national language)
  • aggregated Excel data files, and
  • an SPSS file with the full raw data set (available on request).
  • EP Eurobarometer surveys in the run up to the European elections

European Parliaments Research Services (EPRS)

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)  provides independent, objective and authoritative information to assist parliamentary decision-making  and provide insights and knowledge on all policy areas for a broad public.

EPRS studies, briefings, and fact sheets are available on the EPRS webpages  and on a mobile application .

Infographics for download

The EPRS Graphics warehouse  offers a free-to-use collection of graphs, charts, tables and maps with statistical data  (to be credited the European Parliamentary Research Service). The images were created by the EPRS based on statistical information from sources mentioned on the graphic.

Impact Assessment and European added value

The EPRS impact assessment service s helps to identify the need for action at European level and provides scrutiny and oversight of EU legislation in practice.

EPRS also offers certain public services, such as Historical Archives  of the European Parliament and the “Ask EP” Service .