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Our Team

Europe Elects is run by a team of non-partisan volunteers. Click on the name to read more about our team members. 

Tobias Gerhard Schminke
Founder and Team Leader

Tobias founded Europe Elects in May 2014, and until September 2017 ran the account on his own. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Science with a Political Science minor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and Haifa University, Israel. He is currently working towards his Master of Arts in International Development Studies in Halifax, Canada.

Euan Healey
Editor-in-Chief

Euan is the Editor in Chief of Europe Elects. He is a freelance journalist, photographer, and public speaker based in the United Kingdom, specialising in UK and EU government, politics, and elections. He studies History and Politics at the University of Glasgow.

Julius Lehtinen
Head of Communications

Julius joined the Europe Elects team in 2018. He currently studies Politics & Communications at the University of Helsinki and is passionate about politics, statistics and their portrayal in media. Julius is the Head of Communications for Europe Elects on top of covering polls and election results in Finland and Sweden.

Alexander Sarti
Web Editor and Developer

Alexander has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. He is currently studying Computer Science and Telecommunications Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. He runs the Europe Elects website and covers polls and elections in Italy.

José Alvarado
Data Analyst

José has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. He received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University in Washington, D.C. Previously, he has worked as an intern for the Paris-based think tank Confrontations Europe and in the United States Senate

Harry Hayfield
Data Analyst - United Kingdom

Harry resides in the United Kingdom and has been doing analysis and election projections with various academic institutions since the 1989 European Election. He has a GCSE at Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. He is an expert on electoral law and electoral history in the United Kingdom.

Luka Ivan Jukić
Data Analyst

Luka has been a part of Europe Elects since May 2019. He studies Economics and History at the University of Glasgow and works as a freelance journalist with a focus on Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Jani Korhonen
Data Analyst - Finland, Sweden, Western Balkans

Jani Korhonen has been part of the Europe Elects team since 2018. He covers polls and election results in Finland, Sweden and Western Balkan countries.

Vincent Marmara

Vincent covers polls and elections in Malta for Europe Elects. He earned a PhD in Mathematics (Statistics) at the University of Stirling and is currently a lecturer at the University of Malta. He joined Europe Elects in 2019.

Dylan Marshall
Data Analyst - Ireland

Dylan has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. He is currently an International and European Law student at the the Hague University of Applied Science and is a member of the Young European Federalists.

Mathew Nicolson
Data Analyst - Ireland, United Kingdom

Mathew has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. He is currently working towards his Master of Science by Research in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. Matthew covers polls, elections and referenda in the United Kingdom.

Guilherme Ferreira Resende
Social Media Manager - Instagram

Guilherme has been part of the Europe Elects team since 2019. He runs the Instagram page of Europe Elects.

Rati Shubladze
Data Analyst - Eastern Europe

Rati has been part of the Europe Elects team since July 2018 and covers polls from Non-EU member Eastern European countries. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Tbilisi State University. Rati’s doctoral research focuses on electoral behaviour in Georgia. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate level research methods classes at TSU. Additionally, Rati is a researcher at CRRC-Georgia.

Ignasi Subirà
Data Analyst - Spain, Netherlands

Ignasi has been part of the Europe Elects team since September 2017. After having earned a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Barcelona, he is now pursuing a Master’s program at the London School of Economics.

Noah Wheatley
Data Analyst - Denmark

Noah has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. He is a student of Political Science, Economics and Biology at Nottingham College and covers polls and elections in Denmark and the United Kingdom.

Viktor Babar
Data Analyst - Hungary

Viktor is the founder of Hungary Elects and has been part of Europe Elects team since September 2017. He studied social sciences and survey statistics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. He is currently working for a Hungarian political polling company as a researcher.

Tomas Bálint
Data Analyst - Slovakia, Czechia

Tomas is data analyst for Europe Elects with a special focus on covering polls and election results in Slovakia and Czechia. He joined the team in 2018.

Tin Dukanović
Data Analyst - Croatia

Tin is the founder of Croatia Elects. He has covered polls and elections in Croatia for Europe Elects since 2018.

Edvinas Emarta
Data Analyst - Lithuania

Edvinas has been part of the Europe Elects team since July 2018. He covers polls and elections in Lithuania. He received a Master of Law at Vilnius University, where he specialized in Constitutional and Administrative law. He is currently working in the Civil Service of Lithuania.

Simone Esposito
Data Analyst

Simone Esposito has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. Having graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), he is now doing an internship at Confindustria, while working towards a master’s degree in European affairs at ULB in Brussels. Simone is also a former intern at the European Commission in London and at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Seán Glennon
Data Analyst - Ireland

Seán has been a member of the Europe Elects team since March 2018. He is the founder of Ireland Elects and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from University College Dublin. He is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. He is mainly covering polls and election results for the Republic of Ireland for Europe Elects.

Antons Gusevs
Data Analyst - Latvia, Eastern Europe

Antons Gusevs has been part of Europe Elects since November 2018. He covers polls and elections in Latvia.

Iliya Ivanov
Data Analyst - Bulgaria

Iliya has been part of the Europe Elects team since 2018. He covers polls and elections in Bulgaria

Michał Konarski
Data Analyst - Poland

Michał has been part of Europe Elects since July 2018 and covers polls and elections in Poland.

Antonio M.
Data Analyst - Italy

Antonio covers polls and elections in Italy for Europe Elects since late 2018.

Rafael Eduardo Pena-Rios Ribero
Video and graphic design

Rafael has been part of Europe Elects since 2018. Living in Colombia, he is studying graphic design and interactive design at University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano. He covers polls and elections in Romania.

Lukas S.
Data Analyst - Germany, Austria, France

Lukas has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. He is currently studying at the upper secondary vocational college of commerce at Berufliche Schule Schramberg. Lukas is the all-rounder at Europe Elects. He initially covered only Germany and Austria but is nowadays also familiar with most other European Union countries electoral systems and covers election and polling results from across the continent.

Filip van Laenen
Data Analyst - Belgium and EU Projection

Filip has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. He holds an Master of Science in Electrical Engeneering and a Master of Science in Computer Science from KULeuven, and has been tracking Belgian polls for more than ten years. He has a special interest in statistics and has created an open source software to calculate seat projections. He covers polls and elections in Belgium, Iceland and Norway and creates voting and seat projections for the 2019 EU Election.

Alexandros Velmachos
Data Analyst - Greece

Alexandros has been part of Europe Elects since September 2017. Alexandros is a journalist, covering political and economic stories for xrimaonline.gr, and studies Athletic Reportage at Athen’s School of Liberal Studies. He covers polls and elections in Greece.

Yaman Hukan
Honorary Team Member

Yaman was part of Europe Elects from September 2017 until April 2019. During his time with Europe Elects, Yaman covered polls and elections in Slovenia in an excellent and responsible manner.

Andrei Miclea
Data Analyst - Romania

Andrei Miclea joined the Europe Elects team in 2019 and covers polls and elections in Romania.

Otto-Kristjan Vanajuur
Data Analyst - Estonia
Thomas Melieres-Frost
Data Analyst - France

Thomas Melieres-Frost covers polls and elections in France for Europe Elects.

Yasen Iliev
Data Analyst - Bulgaria

Yasen Iliev covers Bulgarian polls and elections for Europe Elects since 2019.

Yiorgos Kakouris
Data Analyst - Cyrpus

Yiorgos Kakouris covers polls and elections in Cyprus for Europe Elects since 2019.

Celso Gomes
Data Analyst - Portugal, Malta

Celso Gomes covers polls and elections for Europe Elects in Malta and Portugal.

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