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The Post-crisis Legitimacy of the European Union European Training Network

Objective

Is there a crisis in the legitimacy of the European Union? That research question is timely and important. Investigating it is also an ideal way of training research leaders of tomorrow to rethink our assumptions about the study of legitimate political order. Whilst, however, the financial crisis has raised new questions about the legitimacy of the EU, existing theories of legitimacy crises are largely based on single-state political systems. New theory is, therefore, needed to understand what would count as legitimacy crises in the case of a non-state political system such as the EU. PLATO’s (The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the EU) ESRs will work together as a team to build new theory from 15 investigations into different standards and actors with whom the EU may need to be legitimate. ESRs will go well beyond the state-of-the-art by building a theory of legitimacy crisis in the EU from a uniquely interdisciplinary understanding of how democracy, power, law, economies and societies all fit together with institutions within and beyond the state to affect the legitimacy of contemporary political order. By developing the analytical tools needed to understand a core predicament in which the EU may both need to develop legitimate forms of political power beyond the state and find those forms of power hard to achieve, PLATO will train ESRs with the conceptual clarity needed to define new research questions at the very frontiers of their disciplines and the methodological skills needed to research those questions. They will also be prepared for careers in the non-academic sector (policy-advice, consulting, civil society, European institutions and expert bodies). PLATO’s ambitious cross-university, cross-country and cross-sectoral programme of research training, supervision and secondments will pool resources from a unique network of 9 research-intensive universities and 11 non-academic partners who are themselves key users of state-of-the-art social science research.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 858 825,72

Participants (8)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75337 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FUER HOEHERE STUDIEN - INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Josefstaedter Strasse 39
1080 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTION
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Jilska 1
11000 Praha 1
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (11)

BRUEGEL AISBL*
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Charite 33
1210 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
CAREERS RESEARCH AND ADVISORY CENTRE (CRAC) LIMITED (THE)
United Kingdom
Address
22 Signet Court Swann Road
CB5 8LA Cambridge
Activity type
Other
Democracy International e.V.
Germany
Address
Gürzenichstr. 21 A-c
50667 Cologne
Activity type
Other
EUobserver.com ASBL
Belgium
Address
203 Rue Belliard, Bte 5
B-1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN CITIZEN ACTION SERVICE
Belgium
Address
Avenue De La Toison D Or 77
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
JACQUES DELORS INSTITUT - BERLIN
Germany
Address
Pariser Platz 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
KELLEN EUROPE S.A.
Belgium
Address
Jules Bordetlaan 142
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR INTERNATIONALE BETREKKINGEN CLINGENDAEL
Netherlands
Address
Clingendael 7
2597 VH S-gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLSKI INSTYTUT SPRAW MIEDZYNARODOWYCH
Poland
Address
Warecka 1A
00 950 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTUNG WISSENSCHAFT UND POLITIK
Germany
Address
Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4
10719 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations