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Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe

Objective

DEMOS is built on the assumption that populism is symptomatic of a disconnect between how democratic polities operate and how citizens perceive their own aspirations, needs and identities within the political system. As such, DEMOS explores the practical value of ’democratic efficacy’ as the condition of political engagement needed to address the challenge of populism. The concept combines attitudinal features (political efficacy), political skills, knowledge, and democratic opportunity structures.

In order to better understand populism DEMOS addresses its hitherto under-researched aspects at micro-, meso-, and macro-levels: its socio-psychological roots, social actors’ responses to the populist challenge, and populism’s effects on governance. DEMOS focuses not only on the polity, but equally on citizens’ perspectives: how they are affected by, and how they react to, populism. Politically underrepresented groups and those targeted by populist politics are a particular focus, e.g. youth, women, and migrants. As populism has varying socially embedded manifestations, DEMOS aims at contextualising it through comparative analysis on the variety of populisms across Europe, including their historical, cultural, and socioeconomic roots, manifestations, and impacts. DEMOS develops indicators and predictors of populism and elaborates scenarios on the interactions of populism with social actors and institutions both at the national and the EU levels.

Unifying 15 partners from 10 disciplines, DEMOS combines in-depth research on populism and democratic efficacy with action research and pilot projects in order to develop lasting tools and timely policy recommendations; project methods include experiments, deliberative polling, text mining, surveys, and legal analysis. DEMOS places strong emphasis on communication and productive interactions with a variety of stakeholders throughout the project, including policymakers, journalists, students, and the general public.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018

Coordinator

TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Net EU contribution
€ 368 375,00
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Hungary

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Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 368 375,00

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 382 625,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 382 625,00
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 108 187,50
Address
Ulica Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61 712 Poznan

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 108 187,50
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 120 031,25
Address
K Donelaicio 73
LT-44029 Kaunas

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Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 120 031,25
Elliniko Idryma Evropaikis kai Exoterikis Politikis (HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN POLICY)
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 172 250,00
Address
Vasilissis Sofias Avenue 49
106 76 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 172 250,00
SKOLA KOMUNIKACIE A MEDII NO
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 104 062,50
Address
Handlovska 45
851 01 Bratislava

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Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 104 062,50
UNIVERSITET ZA POSLOVNI INZENJERINGI MENADZMENT
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 65 000,00
Address
Despota Stefana Lazarevica Bb
78000 Banja Luka

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 65 000,00
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 117 500,00
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 117 500,00
EUROPEAN CITIZEN ACTION SERVICE
Belgium
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€ 286 250,00
Address
Cantersteen 12 Becentral
1000 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Other
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€ 286 250,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 211 250,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 211 250,00
THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 331 760,00
Address
Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70
G4 0BA Glasgow

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West Central Scotland Glasgow City
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 331 760,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 331 625,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 331 625,00
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 149 375,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 149 375,00
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
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€ 202 037,50
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 202 037,50
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
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€ 87 452,50
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 87 452,50