CCS newsletter

The Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS) newsletter categories.

Call for nominations for the CCS Module 4 Questionnaire Development Committee (QDC)

Since 2005, the Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) has been conducted successfully in more than 25 countries, with a common core questionnaire. Through this project, high quality comparative elite data of candidates running for parliamentary elections has been collected (see

CCS Business Meeting at the 2022 ECPR General Conference

We are pleased to announce that we will have the Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) Business Meeting at this year’s ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck. If you are attending the General Conference, you are kindly invited to join us on Wednesday, 24 August 2022, at 13:00 - 14:00 in Building: C, Floor: 5, Room: 551&552

Here is an outline of the agenda:

The CCS project, Steering Committee and Modules
Data deposit and download
CCS website and social media
Periodic CCS meetings
CCS membership

New dataset from the Comparative Candidate Survey

Dear colleagues,

A first release of the Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) wave II data has just been published. This version includes data from 13 elections in 12 countries: Albania, Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Romania, Montenegro, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. For details on how to download please read the guidelines at:

Call for Papers and Panels for the 2018 ECPR general conference section: Political Elites and Voters in Electoral Democracies

As you might have seen already, our proposal for a CCS section titled: "Political Elites and Voters in Electoral Democracies" at the 2018 ECPR General Conference, in Hamburg, August 22-25 2018, has been accepted.

The next stage of the process is a call for papers and panels. In the following paragraphs, you can find our section proposal and details about the panels which were included in the proposal. If you are interested in presenting your paper(s) in Hamburg, please send email to the chair(s) of the panel your paper might fit with the following details: