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Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe

Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe

Objective

IMAJINE aims to formulate new integrative policy mechanisms to enable European, national and regional government agencies to more effectively address territorial inequalities within the European Union. It responds to evidence that spatial inequalities within the EU are increasing, contrary to the principle of territorial cohesion embedded as a third dimension of the European Social Model in the Treaty of Lisbon, and is particularly timely in examining the geographically differentiated impacts of the post-2008 economic crisis and the adoption of austerity policies. IMAJINE uniquely proposes to address the problem of territorial inequalities through an inter-disciplinary and multi-scalar approach that integrates perspectives from economics, human geography, political science and sociology and combines macro-scale econometric analysis and the generation and analysis of new quantitative survey data with regionally-focused qualitative empirical case study research in 11 EU member states; delivered by a multi-disciplinary and multi-national consortium. As such the research builds on the conceptual and methodological state of the art in several disciplines and advances conceptual understanding and the empirical knowledge base by producing new primary data, applying new analytical tests to secondary data and integrating the results along with insights from relational geographical theory and the concept of spatial justice. In particular, the centrality of spatial justice emphasizes the political as well as economic dimensions of territorial inequalities, and IMAJINE will move beyond existing knowledge by considering relationships between measured and perceived inequalities, models of multi-level policy-making and public service delivery, and support for territorial autonomy movements. IMAJINE will further translate these scientific insights into policy applications through participatory scenario building exercises with governance and civil society stakeholders.
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Coordinator

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

Address

Visualisation Centre Penglais
Sy23 3bf Aberystwyth

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 212 290

Participants (17)

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ACADEMIA DE STUDII ECONOMICE DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 35 713,75

HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 258 750

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 273 661,25

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 303 268,75

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 290 137,50

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 321 492,50

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 237 918,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 316 986,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 566 457,50

INSTYTUT GEOGRAFII I PRZESTRZENNEGO ZAGOSPODAROWANIA IM STANISLAWA LESZCZYCKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 267 967,50

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR LANDERKUNDE EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 18 493,75

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 290 030

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 109 687,50

KANTAR BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 147 125

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 118 417,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 726950

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.2.

H2020-EU.3.6.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 995 182,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 768 397,50

Coordinated by:

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom