An interview on the role of members in political parties with Anna Pacześniak can be found in the last issue of ‘Przegląd’ (no 50/2017). Pacześniak presented in it preliminary conclusions from our research project. The beginning of the interview can be read on ‘Przegląd’ web page, the rest is to be found in printed version of the magazine.
The end of the year 2017 would be very busy for the research team. In December we are going to conduct six group interviews (FGI) with the rank-and-files of the researched parties in Wrocław and Toruń. Each focus needs diligent preparation and sound moderation. We are looking for information on day-to-day life of the party from the perspective of the grassroots. And this is not all for this year. We are also planning to conduct a survey with Civic Platform’s members.
Internal election in the Civic Platform to the counties and regional structures were held on the first weekend of December. We had to be there! Michał Jacuński not only observed the elections but also found opportunity to conduct an IDI with the party President Grzegorz Schetyna. According to the interviewee, internal elections are a major experience for parties, because they have the potential to change not only the vision of the party but also their image, and allow them to come across as more open and democratic organizations.