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The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification

Objective

COHESIFY will assess the contribution of Cohesion policy to citizens’ identification with the EU and produce a new strategy to communicate EU Cohesion policy to citizens. It will assess how and to what extent EU Cohesion policy affects citizens’ perceptions of and identification with the European Union. The project will focus on three inter-related issues: (1)the identity(ies)of people in EU regions in EU, national, regional and local contexts; (2)the governance, communication and impacts of Cohesion policy, including citizens’ perceptions of the policy and identification with the EU, and (3)what is needed to make Cohesion policy more effective in terms of people’s perceptions of the policy and the EU more generally. A mixed-methods design will be adopted to study the relationship between Cohesion policy, policy performance and attitudes to the EU, distinguishing between different levels of governance and types of actors-from those involved in programme design and implementation to final beneficiaries and the wider public. The communication channels of Cohesion policy influence will be examined, distinguishing between public communication and political and social communication. COHESIFY will fill a key gap in knowledge for EU and national/regional policymakers and interested stakeholders. The outputs will inform Cohesion policy communication strategies at the EU, Member State and regional levels, enabling communication efforts to adapt to local and regional realities to maximise their impact - to increase the civic appreciation of Cohesion policy and to improve regional policy relevance and efficiency. The Consortium comprises academic institutions and SMEs across a range of EU Member States with complementary disciplinary backgrounds of understanding EU Cohesion policy, complemented by applied SME expertise in communication strategies and tools for engaging with citizens and the various political structures at EU, national, regional and local levels.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining
  • /social sciences/media and communications/journalism
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 577 500

Participants (9)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 281 637,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 267 500
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 262 500
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 241 225
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 242 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 131 500
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 937,50
Address
Schloss
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGIO PLUS CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 250
Address
Calle San Diego, 15, 2C
28801 Alcala De Henares
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OLD-CONTINENT SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 183 750
Address
Rue Du Bailli 61 Etage 2
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)