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Towards a European THeory Of juStice and fairness

Objective

"ETHOS seeks to provide building blocks for the development of the an empirically informed European theory of justice by (a) refining and deepening the knowledge on the European foundations of justice - both historically based and contemporary envisaged; (b) enhancing the awareness of the mechanism that impede the realisation of the justice ideals that live in contemporary Europe; (c) advancing the understanding of the process of drawing and re-drawing of the boundaries of justice (fault lines); and (d) providing guidance to politicians, policy makers, advocacies and other stakeholders on how to design and implement policies to reserve inequalities and prevent injustice.
In ETHOS approach, justice is not merely an abstracted moral ideal of universal reach that is worth striving for. It is predominantly a continuously re-enacted and re-constructed, ""lived"" experience, embedded in firm legal, political, moral, social, economic and cultural institutions that are geared to giving members of society what is their due. In ETHOS project, justice will be studied in its interdependence between the ideal and the real, the normative and the practical, the formal and the informal - all set in the highly complex institutions of modern European societies.
To enhance the formulation of an empirically based theory of justice, ETHOS will explore the normative underpinnings of justice and its practical realisation in four heuristically defined domains of justice (social justice, economic justice, political justice, and civil and symbolic justice), as revealed in: (a) philosophical and political tradition, (b) legal framework, (c) daily (bureaucratic) practice, (d) current public debates, and (e) the accounts of the vulnerable populations in six European countries (the Netherlands, the UK, Hungary, Austria, Portugal and Turkey). The question of boundary drawing and re¬drawing and the fault lines of justice will permeate the whole investigation.
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Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 010 602,50

Participants (6)

EUROPAISCHES TRAININGS UND FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR MENSCHENRECHTE UND DEMOKRATIE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 429 187,50
Address
Elisabethstrasse 50 B
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 353 500
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 21 152,19
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 142 025
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 193 568,75
Address
Colegio S Jeronimo Praca D Dinis
3000 995 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 447,81
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments