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Democratic governance in a turbulent age

Objective

Democratic politics and governance in Europe are facing turbulent times. This not only affects the institutions of government, but the wider structures and processes that make democratic societies work. In order to respond to them, we require an understanding of the nature, causes and consequences of these challenges, as well as assessments of how governments, political parties, interest groups and other societal actors can effectively address them.

With this proposal for a research programme on the topic of governance, NORFACE offers a timely investigation of the precise nature of the turbulence, but also how European states can negotiate it and develop strategies to enhance the quality of democratic politics and governance. The proposed programme will focus on themes derived from five critical challenges to democratic governance and the responses to them: inequality and redistribution, the evolving politics of threat, democratisation of information, shifting identities and representation, and the changing authority of institutions. Through collaborative cross-disciplinary research based on cross-national, historical and/or longitudinal comparison, the programme will develop theoretically ambitious and empirically founded insights to enrich the knowledge base upon which to build new institutions, policies and practices and reshape existing ones for a reflective, inclusive and innovative society.

NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe) is a collaborative partnership of national research funding agencies in the area of social and behavioural sciences. Since 2004, NORFACE has been committed to leading and developing opportunities for social scientists in Europe by developing thematic joint research programmes; building capacity for transnational and interdisciplinary research; advocating for the societal value of the social sciences; and sharing excellence in research management practices and procedures.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018
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Funding Scheme

ERA-NET-Cofund - ERA-NET Cofund

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 218 806

Participants (23)

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
EU contribution
€ 284 092
Address
50 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FONDS ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 108 289
Address
Sensengasse 1
1090 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 52 362
Address
Narodni 3
117 20 Praha 1
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN AKATEMIA
Finland
EU contribution
€ 78 654
Address
Hakaniemenranta 6
00531 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 886
Address
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RANNSOKNAMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Borgartuni 30
105 Reykjavik
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Lietuvos mokslo taryba
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 16 488
Address
Gedimino 3
LT-01103 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
EU contribution
€ 128 342
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NARODOWE CENTRUM NAUKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 111 408
Address
Ul Twardowskiego 16
30 312 Krakow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JAVNA AGENCIJA ZA RAZISKOVALNO DEJAVNOST REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 22 059
Address
Bleiweisova Cesta 30
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 154 857
Address
Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 3
111 64 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SCHWEIZERISCHER NATIONALFONDS ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 136 586
Address
Wildhainweg 3
3012 Bern
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 679 813
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDS NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 17 825
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FORSKINGSRADET FOR HALSA ARBETSLIVOCH VALFARD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ostra Jarnvagsgatan 27
101 37 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
STYRELSEN FOR FORSKNING OG UDDANNELSE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 86 230
Address
Haraldsgade 53
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SIHTASUTUS EESTI TEADUSAGENTUUR
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 16 934
Address
Soola 8
51004 Tartu
Activity type
Other
AN TUDARAS UM ARD OIDEACHAS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 61 720
Address
Brooklawn House, Crampton Avenue, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge
D04 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE- FNRS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 29 412
Address
Rue D'egmont 5
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDS VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK-VLAANDEREN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 92 692
Address
Egmontstraat 5
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Service Public Fédéral de Programmation Politique Scientifique (Belspo)
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 101 381
Address
Wtc Iii Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 164
Address
Torrelaguna 58 Bis
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)