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Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law

Objective

RECONNECT starts from the observation that the European Union (EU) and the Member States are confronted with an existential crisis of the entire European project. As a result of several successive crises an increasingly large share of the population perceives the EU as an undemocratic and unjust political system. Overall trust in institutions at both Union and Member State levels is waning, while ever louder calls for a repatriation of powers to the national level are shaking the EU to its core. Against this background, our underlying assumption is that the deeply diverse and pluralistic Union of today needs to be more firmly rooted in justice and solidarity in order to be sustainable. Our working hypothesis is that European governance can regain authority and legitimacy through democracy and the rule of law, provided citizens’ aspirations and preferences are duly taken into account. This will allow for a renewed trust and recognition of the EU as a policy-provider that acts with a view to genuinely establishing a “society in which … justice [and] solidarity … prevail”, as Art. 2 TEU requires. With a unique multidisciplinary consortium of researchers, we analyse the existential challenges to the EU’s authority and legitimacy, through a comprehensive examination of principles, practices, and perceptions of democracy and the rule of law in the EU. Our end-user approach enables us to point to how democratic and rule of law principles and practices of institutions resonate with the actual aspirations, perceptions and preferences of citizens. Our ultimate objective is to contribute to a new comprehensive narrative for Europe that “reconnects” European governance with citizens. By means of an effective impact and dissemination strategy and through tailor-made policy recommendations and proposals for Treaty changes, RECONNECT will strengthen the EU’s normative foundations.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2017-two-stage

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 778 750,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (17)

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 317 500,00
Address
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Barnet
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 367 500,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 291 250,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW (THE) LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 299 375,00
Address
Russell Square 17 Charles Clore House
WC1B 5JP London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 210 000,00
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 143 000,00
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 262 500,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE LILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 216 250,00
Address
60 Boulevrad Vauban
59016 Lille Cedex

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 354 375,00
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
REICHMAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 257 500,00
Address
8 Hauniversita St
4610101 Herzliya

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 394 750,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 000,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUISS LIBERA UNIVERSITA INTERNAZIONALE DEGLI STUDI SOCIALI GUIDO CARLI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 250 250,00
Address
Viale Pola 12
00198 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 138 000,00
Address
Ul. Bazynskiego 8
80309 Gdansk

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Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 65 000,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 181 186,25
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ABO AKADEMI
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 207 500,00
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Abo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00