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EMBRACing changE: Overcoming obstacles and advancing democracy in the European Neighbourhood

Objective

EMBRACE analyses blockages to democratisation in the European neighbourhood, identifies ways to overcome them and suggests new policy tools for EU democracy promotion (EUDP). EMBRACE takes stock of developments in democracy-building, assessing EUDP instruments, ambitions and concepts. EMBRACE investigates episodes of political deadlock and opening to identify, analyse and explain behavioural, institutional and structural blockages, and the conditions under which they can be overcome. EMBRACE is sensitive to variation in democratisation trajectories, and the cultural, historical, and geopolitical context in which blockages emerge. It also keeps an eye on the blockages from within the EU. EMBRACE surveys the local needs for an improved EUDP and develops new policy tools (e.g. digital platform, EUDP mapping tool, EUDP best-practices collection, policy papers, video clips, podcasts, training webinars) for EUDP practitioners and pro-democracy activists. EMBRACE’s approach to empirical research combines a quantitative large-n with a qualitative middle-n comparative research strategy. Quantitatively, EMBRACE analyses the larger trends of EUDP and its effects on democratisation over the last two decades in all 23 neighbours. Qualitatively, EMBRACE investigates episodes of deadlock and opening from 12 selected countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Western Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Intra- and cross-regional comparison is systematically included in EMBRACE’s research design and WP structure. For data collection and analysis, consortium partners located in EU- and in non-EU countries team up. Six stakeholder committees monitor the entire research process assuring that local needs and narratives are considered. In doing so, EMBRACE provides the EU with in-depth knowledge and an innovative policy toolkit enhancing partnerships for a stable and secure European neighbourhood, and incentivising resilient political actors to embrace democratic change.

Coordinator

BERGHOF FOUNDATION OPERATIONS GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 499 827,50
Address
Lindenstrasse 34
10969 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

CONCENTRIS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 261 000,00
Address
Ludwigstr. 4
82256 Furstenfeldbruck

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern Fürstenfeldbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 145 000,00
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida

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Region
Este Cataluña Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 215 000,00
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 357 525,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UKRAINSKA ASOCIACIYA EVROPEYSKIH STUDIY
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 145 125,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 168 000,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 168 467,50
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Georgia
Net EU contribution
€ 145 000,00
Address
K Cholokashvili Av 3-5
0162 Tbilisi

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARI CENTRE POUR UNE INITIATIVE ARABE DE REFORME
France
Net EU contribution
€ 214 947,50
Address
10 Rue Des Bluets
75011 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Elliniko Idryma Evropaikis kai Exoterikis Politikis (HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN POLICY)
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
Vasilissis Sofias Avenue 49
106 76 Athens

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU – FAKULTET POLITIČKIH NAUKA
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 144 951,00
Address
Jove Ilica 165
11000 Beograd

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
PAL-THINK FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES
Palestine
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Habboush Street - Dream Building 4th Floor Al Rema
Gaza

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00