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UNTWIST: Policy recommendations to regain feminist losers as mainstream voters

Objective

UNTWIST aims to promote gender equality as a core value of the EU, defending it from the emerging threat that the oppositional gender rhetoric from extreme populist parties represents. By developing policy recommendations that uphold gender equality as both a value and a way of life, our project will contribute to shaping the global future, thus fulfilling relevant objectives in the EU’s political agenda for the period 2019–2024. By understanding if extreme populist parties are acting as niche parties, substantively representing (but also twisting) the needs and demands of citizens “at the margins”, who feel abandoned or disempowered by current mainstream feminist discourses and policies, it will co-create alternative ways of addressing those citizens. Thus, developing, and implementing new policies that can counter gender-equality-repressive strategies and the policies of extreme populist parties. Representative democracies will consequently be reinvigorated, and the citizenship empowered, by a better safeguarding of gender equality.

UNTWIST’s main working strategy toward that end will consist of empowering (non-radical/populist) parties in Europe to improve their representation of the gender-based interests of the citizenry through the definition, enhancement and transfer of a policy recommendation handbook with evidence-based policy recommendations that: 1) help mainstream parties improve their substantive representation of sex- and gender-based needs and demands in ways that diminish the appeal of extreme populist messages (untwisting oppositional gender messages, particularly from right-wing populism); and 2) contributes to the widening horizon of gender expectations and overcomes current “gender fatigue” among citizens. The improvement in substantive democratic representation by these parties will decrease citizens' interest in the anti-feminist messages of radical or populist parties.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE
Net EU contribution
€ 416 776,00
Address
Carretera De Utrera Km 1
41013 Sevilla
Spain

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 926 052,50
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 524 517,50
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 141 437,50
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 411 661,00
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde

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Region
Danmark Sjælland Østsjælland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
FUNDACIO VIT, VISUALITZACIO PER A LA TRANSPARENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 168 748,75
Address
Carrer Marfa 14
17006 Girona

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Region
Este Cataluña Girona
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN - ECSA E.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 108 125,00
Address
Invalidenstr. 43
10115 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data