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Trust in European Democracies

Objective

Political trust has long been regarded as an important element of regime support and factor of regime stability; it is widely associated with a number of positive outcomes in representative democracies. Political trust drives citizens’ interest and engagement in politics, increases voting turnout and makes law-abiding behavior more common. Political trust is frequently equated to diffuse regime support and thus linked to the effective functioning and stability of the political system. The proposed research effort will monitor the structural (long-term) drivers of political trust but also emphasize the strategies which can be employed by diverse actors and agencies to strengthen accurate and informed judgments of agency trustworthiness. The objective of this ambitious project is twofold. First, we aim to design and implement a complex research effort to collect comprehensive evidence on the judgments of trustworthiness in a range of European states. Second, the project will develop a comprehensive and transparent toolbox of short-term and long-term policy interventions including recommendations, and methodologies for enhancing trust in political institutions, boosting transparency, and inclusiveness of representative systems in Europe. While there is a growing concern about the crisis of democracy and democratic backsliding, this research effort will provide an innovative theoretical perspective on the sources of regime support and strategies for trust building in the public domain. The project looks at the different drivers of 'positive high trust in democracy' and 'negative high trust in autocracy'. The project will facilitate development of a new paradigm of political trust and trust-building and will inspire emergence of new insights on the multi-facet origins of political trust and multi-factor nature of trustworthiness. The project has partners in Austria, Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Ukraine.

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER VERGLEICHENDE UMFRAGEFORSCHUNG EURASIEN BAROMETER
Net EU contribution
€ 808 875,00
Address
Paniglgasse 17/7
1040 Vienna
Austria

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

Participants (12)

METROPOLITNI UNIVERZITA PRAHA OPS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 188 000,00
Address
Dubecska 900/10
100 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT D'ETUDES POLITIQUES DE GRENOBLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 244 695,00
Address
1030 Avenue Centrale
38040 St Martin D'heres

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 54 306,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 154 125,00
Address
Scharnhorststrasse 1
21335 Luneburg

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Region
Niedersachsen Lüneburg Lüneburg, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 264 741,00
Address
Stavrou 28 Kai Karyotaki 28
221 00 Tripolis

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Region
Αργολίδα Πελοπόννησος Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 230 013,75
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa

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Region
Sud Campania Salerno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET SLASKI W KATOWICACH
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 187 312,50
Address
Ul. Bankowa 12
40 007 Katowice

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Region
Makroregion południowy Śląskie Katowicki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 170 375,00
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 194 355,00
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
814 99 Bratislava

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Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 208 975,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Aktiebolaget Bikupan
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 177 375,00
Address
Tegnérgatan 15
111 40 Stockholm

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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
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 94 125,00
Other funding
€ 0,00