First offline meeting in Amsterdam

from left to right: Selina Noetzel, Sophie Minihold, Xiaotong Chu, Sanne Kruikemeier, Claes de Vreese, Jörg Matthes, Rens Vliegenthart, and Sophie Lecheler

On 18 November 2021, the first offline team meeting for the DATADRIVEN project was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This was a hybrid meeting where most of the team members from Amsterdam and Vienna attended in person, while the UK members joined the meeting online. The meeting was about updates and plans within each work package, as well as future collaborations between different work packages.

In the morning, the meeting was held on the campus of the University of Amsterdam. The meeting started with an introduction and a short overview of the whole project. Afterward, team members took turns presenting their preliminary findings and future plans. Various questions were raised during the discussion. For example: What should regulators do and what do they actually do regarding data-driven campaigning? How do we interpret and measure the concept “political knowledge”? What role do privacy concerns play in data-driven campaigning?

The afternoon meeting was held – in a very traditional Amsterdam way – on the boat. Team members had a discussion regarding future collaborations across work packages. The boat drove past the roeterseilandcampus of the University of Amsterdam, where a precious photo of the team members was taken. In the end, the team reunion ended with a nice and cozy dinner.