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European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: the role of European Networks

Objective

ENLIGHTEN responds to the first part of the EURO-4 call on “The future of European integration - 'More Europe – less Europe?'” by bringing together an interdisciplinary ‘next generation’ research team that integrates insights from Comparative Political Economy, European Studies, International Political Economy, and Sociology. ENLIGHTEN answers the call by focusing on how European modes of governance respond to ‘fast-burning’ and ‘slow-burning’ crises. These types of crises differ in how they affect the legitimacy of European input, output, and throughput processes in established and emergent modes of governance. In fast-burning crises interests are quickly formed and ideational and resource battles ensue over how to coordinate policy ideas, what institutions should be engaged, and communicating these changes to the public. Networks in fast crises are composed of defined groups seeking to protect or carve out their interests. In slow-burning crises interests are less obvious and the key task is often how to define the issues involved and who should address the problem. Here networks are commonly composed of experts who battle over how issues should be defined, as well as the boundaries on how coordinative and communicative discourses are articulated. Both fast- and slow-burning crises must be addressed by European modes of governance, with serious implications for the legitimacy and efficiency of the European project. Both raise political, social, and economic sensitivities that are transforming democratic politics in Europe. ENLIGHTEN addresses these themes through a series of linked cases that speak directly to the legitimacy and efficiency of European modes of governance.

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014

Coordinator

COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Net EU contribution
€ 889 970,00
Address
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 889 970,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 401 375,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 401 375,00
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 792 590,00
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 792 590,00
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 230 000,00
TAX JUSTICE NETWORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 43 506,00
Address
Godfrey Wilson Ltd, 5th Floor Mariner House 62 Prince Street
BS1 4QD Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 43 506,00
CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES SYNDICATS ADF
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 42 686,00
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 5
1210 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 42 686,00
FINANCE WATCH AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 40 602,00
Address
Rue Ducale 67 B3
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 40 602,00
COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DE L'HABITAT SOCIAL AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 43 382,00
Address
Square De Meeus 18
1050 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 43 382,00