“A Smarter Funding System for European Parties”, Louis Drounau (ÖGFE, Austria)

Political parties are core stakeholders of modern representative democracies and fill a number of important functions in the political system. While reforms are needed to strengthen European parties — including a reform of their status, of registration criteria, and of their implication in national political life — the reform of the EU’s party funding scheme is paramount. Against this background, the author of this Policy Brief analyses possibilities to reform the European parties’ funding system in order to enhance their relevance, increase their visibility, and encourage citizen participation in the EU’s political life.

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