The event is sponsored by the Observatory for Political Texts in European Democracies (OPTED) H2020 project. OPTED is a design study that lays the foundation for an infrastructure that will serve a major hub for political text analysis in Europe. The EU-funded H2020 project involves 17 research institutions organized in 10 work packages which collaboratively work on designing the building blocks of the infrastructure. Among the objectives of the infrastructure are scientific community building, the extension of text analysis tools, and learning materials for social scientists, the broader public and journalists. The conference is organised by Work Package 5, which is a co-operation between poltextLAB at the Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest, the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics at the University of Cologne and WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

On this website we inform about about first design progress, such as prototypes and case studies, and about project activities.
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HORIZON 2020 (European Union founding for Research & Innovation): Observatory for Political Texts in European Democracies: A European research infrastructure (grant agreement: 951832).