People – Observatory on Representation and Policy Issue

Scientific Director

Eugenio Pizzimenti –
Eugenio Pizzimenti is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pisa. His research interests focus on comparative politics, in particular on party organizational change, Organization Theory and the study of the policy making process in the field of sustainable development.


André Krouwel
André Krouwel teaches comparative political science and communication science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is the founder and owner of Kieskompas (Election Compass) – a developer of online Vote Advice Applications (VAA’s), with which data is collected on party positions and voter opinions. Krouwel’s research focuses on public opinion, on politically relevant emotions and sentiments, voting behaviour, political parties, party systems and social movements. He has also published articles and book chapters on parliamentary and presidential elections, party competition, populism and Euroscepticism. His most recent research has investigated the impact of information on political attitudes and opinions, (negative) political emotions and belief in conspiracy theories.

Lorenzo Cicchi
Lorenzo Cicchi is research associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, where he coordinates the activities of the European Governance and Politics Programme (EGPP). He is also adjunct professor at California State University in Florence and teaching assistant at the Department of Political Science of the University of Pisa.His research focuses on political parties, elections and EU politics and institutions, in particular the European Parliament where he has worked as parliamentary assistant. He is currently project coordinator of the Voting Advice Application developed by the European University Institute and the University of Luzern.

Klink SRL
KlinK works on the field of analysis and support to policy-making and decision-making. Within this domain the perimeter of our experience includes (a) analyzing and mapping the distribution of knowledge, influence and power; (b) modeling and simulating system scenarios following different configurations / interactions among the participating entities or (c) in response to external strains.
The expertise of KlinK applies also to the analysis of policy impact, namely the exploration, definition and validation of an appropriate methodology to effectively measure the impact of  policy-making process/issues relevant to socio-ecological systems.