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Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe


Communication and Dissemination

Delivery dates: Months 4, 6, 12, 18, and 36 D11.1 Communication and Dissemination: It comprises: • A communication dissemination and sustainability plan with a Mid-term (Months 12 and 18) and final (Month 36) impact evaluation report on CDSP communication strategy update, including media coverage section and social media impact analysis in addition to one policy brief annex at month 12. • A stakeholder engagement strategy (Month 4, with updates in months 12, 18 and 36); • Project communication & dissemination materials (i.e., website, social media, blog posts, short project videos, quarterly newsletter, press briefs, and the Scientific Communication Platform (Months 6 – 36) • Final conference and policy roundtable: To take place in Brussels (Month 36) with estimated number of 50 press cuts and final impact evaluation report on CDSP, in addition to a Sustainability report with recommendations on how to best exploit project findings beyond the project period, and ways in which partners may stay involved in the follow up of activities and a policy brief annex. A debrief on the roundtable will be included in the final Technical Report, as an annex.

Quality Assurance Plan

A list of evaluation criteria (D10.1) will then culminate in a larger Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) to ensure that the project’s overall policies, participant roles and responsibilities, the quality procedures and the means of ensuring that all the activities (R&D activities, deliverable writing, etc.) are in conformance with the contract provisions and specifications (D10.2).

Report on kick-off meeting

D1.3 Report on kick-off meeting (Month 1).

Conceptualizing democratic efficacy; Conceptualizing the varieties of populism

Lead beneficiaries: KTU and ELIAMEP Links to WP: 3 & 2. D3.1 description: Report on the concept and measurement (indicators) of democratic efficacy. (Month 5 – to be delivered jointly with D2.1)) refines the initial definition of democratic efficacy, identifying the indicators for the relevant dimensions and elements of the concept. Using national and international surveys, interaction effects will be tested between the dimensions of the concept. Varieties of democratic efficacy with slightly different indicators will be developed and empirically tested for validity, reliability and applicability in different countries. Lead: CSS HAS, contributors: GCU, KTU, UVA, UHAM, UNITO, AMU D2.1 description: Report on the conceptualisation of populism and the changing notions of populism in the academic literature, and analysing varieties of populism across Europe and beyond (Month 5) - The task will analyse the different conceptualisations of populism, including philosophical, sociological, cultural and gender-based approaches; offer a synthesis and define varieties of populism for comparative research to be undertaken in the rest of WPs. Furthermore, the task will also reflect on what is to be gained from existing analyses of populism outside of Europe, namely in Latin America. The purpose of this will be to correct possible Eurocentric bias as, despite differences with Europe, the experience of populism in Latin America is a very important source for the study of the origins and role of populism in a democratic context. The task will also refine the tentative analytical framework (presented in the Concepts part of the proposal) to create a typology of European populisms. Research methods: literature review, theoretical work. Lead: ELIAMEP. Contributions from CCS HAS, SKAMBA, CU, and UB.

Triggers of populism; Democratic efficacy: the state of the art; Populist attitudes and emotions; and policy brief annex

LEAD: ELIAMEP, KTU, UVA (WPS 2, 3, AND 4) D2.2:Report on populist actors, discourses, institutional contexts and policies that trigger populism. Additionally, a policy annex will be included.(Month 12) D3.2: Report on the state of democratic efficacy in the member states as well as its relationship to educational systems, and schools. (Month 12 – to be delivered jointly with D2.2 with a policy brief annex) D4.2: Report of the survey on the relations between identity, emotions, trust and populist attitudes in the countries involved (Month 12 – to be delivered jointly with D2.2 and included in respective policy brief annex)

Validation Criteria

UHAM will define the standards through which project activities and results should be validated. This task will begin after the end of a state-of-the-art review (month 6) that provides experts with the most updated evidence on which project activities will be based and define criteria for research to be carried out within each WP.

Measuring populism

Measures of populism and of predictors of populism (overall index at country level and individual survey measures of support for populist arguments)

Data Management Plan

Due Date: 6 and 36. DEMOS takes into account the importance of making research data accessible and available for sharing among interested audiences and plans on using the existing data archives and services to ensure proper curation, preservation and sharing of collected/generated data. As DEMOS is keen on being part of the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020, it will develop a detailed Data Management Plan (D1.3) as part of its project management activities to be implemented throughout the project lifetime. Information will be gathered from partner institutions regarding relevant national and institutional regulations, it will be followed by the drafting of Guidelines for Data Protection and Ethics document and then, by the end of Month 6 a Data Management Plan will be finalised. The Plan will be evaluated and adapted yearly to ensure its usefulness and relevance. The partners will develop the Data Management Plan following the existing H2020 guidelines and standards including those produced by the different data archives and services (as available through Council of European Social Sciences Data Archives). DEMOS’ partners will liaise with CESSDA-ERIC members in their respective home countries (where there is such a data archive/service) to deposit the data collected through the Data Services/Data Archives for coding, anonymisation of data, ethical and privacy issues, storage and sharing, etc. Furthermore, all project deliverables will be publicly available via the project website. Though costs related to Open Access publishing for scientific papers and publications produced throughout DEMOS’ lifetime have not been budgeted, all partners will engage in ‘green’ open access, i.e. self-archiving, whereby published articles or final peer-reviewed manuscripts are archived by the researcher, or a representative, in an online repository before, after, or alongside its publication. The Data Management Plan will be revised in Month 36 as part of the final conference and the policy roundtable (D11.2.)

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