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Inequality, urbanization and Territorial Cohesion: Developing the European Social Model of economic growth and democratic capacity (COSHMO)

Objective

The principal aim of COHSMO is to investigate the relation between socio-economic structures of inequality, urbanization and territorial cohesion, and how territorial cohesion at different European scales affect economic growth, spatial justice and democratic capacities. The way that public, private and civil society stakeholders counter or cushion spatial injustice varies across localities in Europe. In common, is the need to develop the institutional capacities for place-based collaboration and democratically mobilize communities for policy development and adaption. Although location and place have gained attention in European policy and the theoretical thinking informing regional development policies, it is argued in COHSMO that we need to change our orientation in the direction of making place-informed theories and policies instead of applying existing theories and policies on places. This will be done by providing a cross-case analysis and assessment of territorial cohesion within three different cases in each of the seven national partner contexts based on a mixed-method and locality-sensitive approach. The fieldwork will focus firstly on the relation between policy instruments and local experiences of territorial cohesion, and secondly on how “social investment strategies” relate to territorial cohesion and local conditions. Moreover, the project engages in an assessment of spatial development policies at different governance scales to map the impact of different policy instruments in the fight against spatial inequality and spatial injustice. COHSMO is innovative in its differentiated approach to how location matters, and coupled with its conceptual advances COHSMO will develop groundbreaking policy recommendations in relation to sustainable economic growth, spatial justice and democratic capacity. Because they stem from location-sensitive and cross-contextual research, such recommendations will make it possible to develop the European Social Model.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 189 740,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 622 557,50
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 760 380,00
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 246 500,00
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
176 71 Athina

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Region
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 199 262,50
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 482 625,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 247 270,00
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
LT-44248 Kaunas

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Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00