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EU Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822622

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 991 471,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 991 471,25

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Italy

Objective

The evolution of the EU’s politics and policies has demonstrated that differentiation can no longer be treated as an anomaly in the integration process, posing a key set of questions to academic and policy-makers alike: whether, how much and what form of differentiation is not only compatible with but also conducive to a more effective, cohesive and democratic EU. The project’s name – EU IDEA – Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability – captures these key questions. The basic claim underpinning our proposal is that differentiation is not only necessary to address current challenges more effectively, by making the Union more resilient and responsive to citizens. Differentiation is also desirable, by introducing a useful degree of flexibility in the complex EU machinery, so long as such flexibility is compatible with the core principles of the EU’s constitutionalism and identity, sustainable in terms of governance, and acceptable to EU citizens, Member States and affected third partners. In line with these premises and objectives, EU IDEA will conduct an historical and philosophical investigation of the origins of differentiation, within and outside the EU (WP 1); analyse differentiation – in relation to issues of governance and accountability (WP 2) and narratives on EU constitutionalism and identity (WP 3); investigate the practice of differentiation in key policy areas (WPs 4-5-6) and in light of the prospects for Brexit (WP 7); and assess the political and public preferences at national level (WP 8). The findings of our analysis will be instrumental to defining the criteria – at institutional, policy and societal levels – to assess future scenarios of differentiation as a tool of integration (or disintegration) and to develop policy recommendations for EU and national policy-makers with an aim to a more effective and accountable Union (WP 9).

Coordinator

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Address

Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 613 246,25

Participants (14)

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN REFORM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 175 338,75

CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION IN BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 219 536,25

EGMONT - INSTITUT ROYAL DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 43 095

EUROPEAN POLICY CENTRE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 291 093,75

EUROPEAN NEWS SERVICE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 120 833,75

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 173 293,75

INSTITUT ZA DEMOKRATIJA SOCIETAS CIVILIS SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 57 237,50

USTAV MEZINARODNICH VZTAHU V.V.I.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 77 603,75

NOTRE EUROPE - INSTITUT JACQUES DELORS

France

EU Contribution

€ 370 368,75

NORSK UTENRIKSPOLITISK INSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 89 180

SABANCI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 92 418,75

INSTITUT FUR EUROPAISCHE POLITIK EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 303 461,25

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 187 088,75

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 177 675

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822622

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 991 471,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 991 471,25

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Italy