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Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities: nations between states along the new eastern borders of the European Union

Objective

The proposed research project is aimed at an in-depth understanding of the ways in which the modern European identities and regional cultures are formed and inter-communicated in the Eastern part of the European continent. The project is an inter-disciplinary effort (sociology, political science, history, ethnography). Its methodological thrust is empirical and comparative; new data complementing prioritiess will be generated. On top of that, the project pursues the objective to verify and advance existing theoretical and methodological frameworks for ethnic studies as well studies of identities and nationalism. In order to account for the diversity encountered in the field and to adequately identify the main factors in the identity formation process, ethnic groups, which are part of larger titular nations and are divided by the new European frontier toward the New Independent States are studied. Altogether, 8-10 million people have been affected by politically set boundaries. The project clusters based on major themes such as “Formation and interplay of identities and ethnic cultures in Europe”, “Nations between states”, “Self-governance, representation and citizenship”, “Historical memory and dynamic trajectories of the development of ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe”. Project assumes a detailed study of a sample of 10 ethnic minorities in EE by the means of a series of quantitative and qualitative surveys focusing on the identities and values issues. Four regional workshops and a final conference will conclude the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER HOEHERE STUDIEN - INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Address
Josefstaedter Strasse 39
1080 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 926 909
Administrative Contact
Alexander Chvorostov (Dr.)

Participants (11)

Stiftung zur Erforschung des Europaischen Ostens - Osteuropa-Institut

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Landshuterstrasse 4
93047 Regensburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Dietz (Dr.)
TARKI Tarsadalomkutatasi Intezet Zrt
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 103 410
Address
Budaorsi Ut 45
1112 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Endre Sik (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 560
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frederick Stevenson-Robb (Mr.)
STIFTUNG ZUR ERFORSCHUNG VON OST- UND SUDOSTEUROPA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 890
Address
Landshuter Strasse 4
93047 Regensburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Dietz (Dr.)
LIETUVOS SOCIALINIU TYRIMU CENTRAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 41 840
Address
Gostauto G 11
LT-01108 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kristina Sliavaite (Dr.)
M V LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 51 996
Address
Leninskie Gory Main Building
119992 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergey Tumanov (Prof.)
BELARUSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Belarus
EU contribution
€ 42 920
Address
Nezavisimosti Av 4
220050 Minsk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Rotman (Prof.)
East-Ukrainian Foundation for Social Research
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 25 200
Address
Svobody Square 6, Room 335-336
61077 Kharkiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vil Bakirov (Prof.)
UNIVERZITA SV. CYRILA A METODA V TRNAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 19 200
Address
Nam J Herdu 2
917 01 Trnava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ladislav Machacek (Prof.)
Oxford XXI
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 000
Address
High Street 89
OX9 3EH Thame
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lyudmila Nurse (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET MARII CURIE-SKLODOWSKIEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 21 075
Address
Pl Marii Curie Sklodowskiej 5
20 031 Lublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konrad Zielinski (Prof.)