Back at the 2004 European Parliament elections, I worked on a project called VoteMatch with some fellow students at the College of Europe (Bob Aal and Tamara Anthony). I met up with Bob recently in London and he reminded me of the site, so I thought it was worth having a look at it again. You can take the test here. Despite it being 2 years old, the test is still remarkably relevant – especially in light of the failure of the European Constitution. I’m relieved to see that I still have the closest affiliation to the PES.
As I’ve been writing recently, it’s been a bit of a rocky time for the EU level political parties in recent months with the problems of SMER in Slovakia, and David Cameron’s problems with the EPP-ED group. PES have launched PES Activists though, a welcome initiative and I might try to go to their Congress in Porto later in the year. I do hope we will have more party political coherency by the 2009 elections; it’s vital for the functioning of European democracy. Maybe I might just be able to cook up a project similar to VoteMatch to contribute a bit!