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Multilevel governance of cultural diversity in a comparative perspective: EU-Latin America

Objective

The overall aim of this proposal is to create a transnational interdisciplinary research and training network between European and Latin American Universities and Research centres in order to promote transfer of knowledge and to produce innovative research in the field of the multilevel governance of cultural diversity in a comparative perspective. The governance of cultural diversity is a key issue for contemporary Europe. Accommodating increased cultural diversity by balancing the recognition of differences with the promotion of equal participation in the common public sphere is a task that will, for the foreseeable future, be with us to stay.
The proposal will represent a crucial moment for a stronger institutionalisation of the existing collaborations among the partner institutions, giving a systematic character to the transfer of knowledge on the issue of cultural diversity, through methodological workshops, which will clarify definitions and conceptualizations, through the implementation of comparative research, the implementation of joint courses (Master programs, doctoral studies) and the launching of a scientific journal in English.
The comparative research projects implemented will focus on the relations between, on one side, the institutional framework and the governments’ policies, and, on the other, the empirical dynamics of the cultural construction, social formation and political mobilization of collective identities, deployed by migrants, ethno-national minorities, religious minorities, indigenous peoples.
The proposal’s research outcomes will enable a better understanding of the complex dynamics in plural and multi-ethnic societies and may possibly suggest new paths for policies and governance at national and at EU-level.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 90 300
Administrative Contact
Carla Salema (Dr.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 60 900
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasco Teixeira (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 218 400
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Bardazzi (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 600
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarita Martínez-Pais Loscertales (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS III SORBONNE NOUVELLE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 115 500
Address
Rue De La Sorbonne 17
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Banduka Da Silva (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrique Herrera Viedma (Mr.)