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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 185 293,75

Participants (17)

ACADEMIA DE STUDII ECONOMICE DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 42 141,25
Address
Piata Romana 6 Op 22 Sector 1
010374 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 262 500
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
17671 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 274 911,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 303 268,75
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 300 137,50
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 321 492,50
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 237 918,75
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 316 986,25
Address
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 566 457,50
Address
.
FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT GEOGRAFII I PRZESTRZENNEGO ZAGOSPODAROWANIA IM STANISLAWA LESZCZYCKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 267 967,50
Address
Ul. Twarda 51/55
00-818 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR LANDERKUNDE EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 16 370,51
Address
Schongauerstrasse 9
04328 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BERN

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 429 634,06
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 109 687,50
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KANTAR BELGIUM

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 13 088,94
Address
Rue Du Marais 49-53/3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 541,49
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments