Towards a new era of representative democracy – Activating European citizens’ trust in times of crises and polarization (ACTEU)


Funding program: Research & Innovation Actions, Horizon Europe Framework Program (HORIZON-CL2-2022-DEMOCRACY-01-08)

Start Date: 1.3.23;

Duration: 3 Years


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The professorship for “Politics & Gender, Diversity & Equality” acts as a partner of an international consortium in this project (with a budget of about 250,000€ for the University of Salzburg). The project is coordinated and led by two German institutions (Universities of Duisburg & Saarland). Specifically, the first Salzburg Gender Professorship contributes with the analysis of the gender dimension for the whole project for all work packages (e.g., participation, legitimacy) and co-leads work package, 4, which examines the relationship between political representation and trust in political institutions. The study of gender equality is one of the most important political issues in European societies: gender differences are systematically relevant for political attitudes (WP 2), participation (WP 3) and also representation. Our systematic data collection (including reports) and analysis of the objective and substantive representation of women in European politics will not only provide the basis for addressing various research questions in the ActEU research project, but will also be highly relevant for the broader scientific community and stakeholders.

Partners

  • UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN (Co-ordinator)
  • UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES (Scientific Lead)
  • PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
  • TRANS EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES ASSOCIATION
  • USTAV MEZINARODNICH VZTAHU V.V.I.
  • ABO AKADEMI
  • FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
  • INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE LILLE
  • ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
  • SWPS UNIWERSYTET HUMANISTYCZNOSPOLECZNY
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO