A new animation has been created by the University of Sheffield and ShoutOut UK to examine the democratic challenges ahead of the referendum on EU membership on 23 June.

Released with six weeks until polling day, the three-and-a-half minute clip asks the question: ‘How Democratic is the EU?’ It introduces how the EU is run, how these arrangements have come about and how we feel about Europe – providing a summary of recent academic debate concerning the organisation and structures of the EU, in the context of the Eurozone recession and refugee crisis.