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Biographical Note

Lorenzo Cicchi (Ph.D. IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, 2013) is research associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, where he coordinates the activities of the European Governance and Politics Programme (EGGP). 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. Previously he was coordinator of the Observatory on Political Parties and Representation (OPPR) and post-doctoral researcher at Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Rome. His current project aims at studying the trends of party positioning and political dimensions in Europe between 2009 and 2019 using data from Voting Advice Applications (VAAs). In addition to his research agenda, he has an extensive experience in preparation of calls for funding and project management of national and international projects, most recently Horizon 2020-funded DiCE (consortium led by the EUI, 2020-2023) and InDivEU (consortium led by EUI, 2019-22); Spaceu2019 and euandi2019 (EUI and University of Luzern, 2018-2019); PartAdapt (University of Pisa, 2018-19); PAIRDEM (University of Oslo, 2016-17).

Research Interests

European Union politics and institutions, political parties, elections and voting behaviour, voting advice applications

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