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EUROPEAN UNION & THE WORLD SEEN FROM ABROAD

Objective

Geographers are the most critical social scientists when it comes to the delimitation of borders of the so-called European continent. Continents as Huntington’s civilisation are ideological productions that are certainly not based on natural facts. But they are deeply enhanced in the mind of European citizens and policy makers because they were historically produced by Europeans as a tool of world power. It is therefore crucial to examine which divisions of the world are perceived by people located outside the European Union, in order to produce a non Eurocentric view. The project EuroBroadMap is based on a worldwide survey trying to catch both the perception of European Union global role and attraction power level and the definition of EU from a qualitative and spatial point of view as well as the relative attraction of countries, or even cities that compose it. The survey will be realized on a panel of license degree students in a relevant panel of external countries and in different academic fields. The questionnaire will combine different kinds of methods, like drawings on maps, open questions, ranking etc… Variations in answer will be examined according to both geographical location and social status. The individual mental maps will be compared to collective representations: websites of organization, tourist guides, teaching books, international media, etc. Particular attention will be paid to (carto)graphic representations of Europe and other world divisions. Spiritual flows that are revealed by individual and collective mental maps will be then compared to four types of effective flows linking EU and the rest of the world (Trade, Aid, FDI, Migrations) in order to examine possible discrepancies. The diffusion of results in various formats (report, website, teaching material, …) will be organized in order to insure a growing awareness of the complexity of actual situation of Europe in the world, according to material and spiritual dimensions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 347 922,90
Administrative Contact
Franck Charron (Mr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7
France
EU contribution
€ 133 080
Address
Rue Thomas Mann 5
75205 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Bonvalet (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 260 295,60
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine Patris (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE GEOGRAFIA E ORDENAMENTO DO TERRITORIO DA UNIVERSIDADE DELISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 75 912,90
Address
Edificio Igot Rua Branca Edmee Marques
1600 276 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paulo Ferreira (Dr.)
NORDREGIO
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 215 400
Address
Holmamiralens Vaeg 10
11186 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacob Boethius (Mr.)
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 47 640
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nihal Kirkpinaracar (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 44 100
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orlando Silva Barbosa (Mr.)
COALITION POUR LA PROMOTION DE L'AGRICULTURE URBAINE ET PERIURBAINE ENAFRIQUE ASSOCIATION
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 44 835
Address
Pobox 14704
BP 1857 Yaounde
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Athanase Bopda (Mr.)
EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY ECNU
China
EU contribution
€ 45 202,50
Address
North Zhongshan Road 3663
200062 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yuemin Ning (Prof.)
University of Delhi
India
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
University Road, University Of Delhi
110 007 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
A.K. Dubey (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 106 440
Address
Bulevardul Carol I 11
700506 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Cernenco (Ms.)
INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 111 360
Address
Pope Benedict Xv Square 24
CSP 06 Senglea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk De Ketelaere (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 12 887,10
Address
Alameda Da Universidade, Reitoria Da Universidade De Lisboa
1649-004 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eduardapaulo Ferreira (Dr.)