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Perception and Evaluation of Regional and Cohesion policies by Europeans and Identification with the Values of Europe

Objective

The PERCEIVE (Perception and Evaluation of Regional and Cohesion policies by Europeans and Identification with the Values of Europe) project aims at both mapping and explaining inter- and intra-regional variations in: a) the experiences and results of cohesion policy implementation, b) citizens’ awareness and appreciation of EU efforts for delivering cohesion and c) European identities and citizens’ identification with the EU. In doing so, PERCEIVE will develop a comprehensive theory of “cohesion in diversity”, and use this theory to create a better understanding of the channels through which European policies contribute to create both different local understandings of the EU and different levels of European identification across profoundly different European regions.
In addressing the aim of the project, PERCEIVE contrasts two different perspectives: a rational choice perspective stressing mainly the idea of institutions as “rules of the game” and the calculative rationality of actors as determinants of European identities and identification, and a social constructivist perspective stressing mainly the idea that European identities and identification emerge from a process of “social learning” associated with different institutional discourses.
PERCEIVE relies on a multidisciplinary portfolio of competences bridging socio-political, regional-economic and public-administrative backgrounds. It integrates the use of both qualitative and quantitative analytical methods such as surveys, focus groups, case studies and econometric modelling. In addition, it uses particularly innovative methods such as quantitative discourse analysis to elicit meaning structures in public discourse about the EU, its regional policy and being European. Finally, PERCEIVE will produce a computer simulation environment and embed it into a virtual platform that cohesion policy stakeholders will be able to use and produce what-if analysis and long-term scenario analysis of the effects of policies.

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2015
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Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 594 385

Participants (7)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 449 500
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 163 093,75
Address
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
050711 Bucharest

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Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT EKONOMIKI ROLNICTWA I GOSPODARKI ZYWNOSCIOWEJ-PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 228 250
Address
Swietokrzyska 20
00-002 Warszawa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 348,25
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 290
Address
Winston Churchill Avenue University House
PO1 2UP Portsmouth

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 361 437,50
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA BAM! STRATEGIECULTURALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 062,50
Address
Via Marconi 45
40122 Bologna

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)