Our Research

At d|part we are convinced that current debates about political participation require empirical foundations. All too often, discussions are based on recurrent and unfounded arguments or the subjective perceptions of the respective commentators.


At d|part, we seek to make contributions to these discussions that are based on high-quality research. Therefore we conduct projects that analyse public opinion and policy making in detail. These analyses form the foundation for targeted plans for intervention in and support of political participation.


The aim of our work at d|part is to produce research results of the highest standards. Besides an academic audience, our work is explicitly meant to inform practitioners and the wider public and is always prepared in an accessible manner.

Research Areas

In our research, we currently focus on the following three thematic areas: Europe, youth political engagement, and institutions and citizens.