European Projects

EU3D

Head: Sergio Fabbrini

The differentiated integration of the European Union has taken on a broader dimension in recent years than the original project of European construction. Since the economic crisis, differentiation has become less episodic and much more structural than in the past. The main objective of EU3D is to develop and apply to the European Union a theory specifying the conditions under which differentiation is politically acceptable, institutionally sustainable and democratically legitimate, and the conditions under which it is not, that is when domination situations prevail. Through the use of an analytical approach and the definition of benchmarks useful for the development of research, EU3D aims to stimulate the debate on the future of Europe. To this end, the project will analyze a broad range of proposals, mobilize a multidisciplinary network of scholars, practitioners, stakeholders from all over Europe and provide policy recommendations in line with the benchmarks of the research.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 822419.


IDMO

Head: Livia de Giovanni

The goals of the IDMO (Italian Digital Media Observatory) project, lasting 30 months, are particularly ambitious and foresee the development of an operational Italian Observatory on Social Media analysis, a fact-checker coordination hub and a impactful media literacy program. The Observatory will be a crucial national centre to collect knowledge, tools and methodologies to fight disinformation, educate citizens and professionals and inform policy makers. To contribute to the discussions on the need to quantify the impact of disinformation, IDMO will also provide an assessment of the Observatory activities on the impact of digital media literacy education and mitigation actions to limit the effect of disinformation campaigns. The project is run by a multidisciplinary consortium with a mix of academia (Luiss, the coordinator, and University of Rome TorVergata), fact-checkers (PagellaPolitica), SMEs (NewsGuard, T6) and top-level media and telco operators (RAI, GEDI, TIM). IDMO will implement a multidirectional strategy to analyze and tackle disinformation, deliver an innovative and nationwide program on Digital Media Literacy able to reach hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and millions of citizens.

Co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.


MediaFutures

Head: Livia De Giovanni

Coordinated by the Leibniz University of Hannover, Mediafutures aims to support the European community in breaking down the so-called “data silos” to facilitate their sharing, reuse and negotiation, in order to promote new business opportunities for European companies. Through a consortium of ten academic and non-academic partners, Mediafutures proposes the creation of a second-generation virtual data innovation hub, which will include funding opportunities, mentoring and support for creative projects to reshape the media chain, through responsible and innovative use of data.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951962.


MOBILISE

Supervisor: Michele Sorice

Researcher: Raffaela Puggioni

The MOBILISE project aims to critically investigate the COVID-19 emergency through the prism of (im)mobility and citizenship by scrutinising EU citizens’ actions, reactions and inaction. By scrutinising acts of compliance, resistance and contentious politics in Europe, this project will critically investigate not so much emerging disciplining and policing practices but who the European liberal-subject-during-emergency is. By scrutinising the level of (non-)conformity as well as the reasons for it, it will be possible to map not only how common EU citizens have experienced, and are still experiencing, the crisis, but most importantly, what kinds of subjects/citizens have emerged out of it. By investigating citizen protests during and against governmental lockdowns, namely in Italy and in France, the MOBILISE project will also uncover not only the modalities through which EU citizens are making their voices heard, but also the extent to which "a new push for European democracy” has emerged despite the many mobility restrictions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101024492.


OpenHeritage

Head: Fernando Christian Iaione

The project intends to develop an inclusive governance model aimed at the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage assets. The project is based on the concepts of inclusiveness and territorial integration. The first refers to the participation, alongside institutions and associations, of the reference communities in the reuse and maintenance of assets; the second includes a planning process involving the transformation of larger territorial areas. In order to identify and test an inclusive governance model, the research considers both adaptive re-use projects (Observatory Cases) and ongoing projects overseen by consortium partners (Cooperative Heritage Labs). In both cases, urban, peri-urban, and natural environments referable to different types of heritage were analyzed. Through the establishment of a Forum supported by a website (Heritage Point), OpenHeritage will collect and disseminate innovative practices of adaptive reuse of heritage developed on the European territory.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776766.


PRODIGEES

Head: Raffaele Marchetti

PRODIGEES promotes international collaboration and sharing of knowledge on (global) governance and the conditions to shape digitalisation towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 Agenda. The major objective of the project is to generate a better understanding of digital transformation processes and exponential technologies and their impact on sustainable development in different world regions and shape technology at an early stage of development. With the aim to exploit complementary competences and combine various disciplines and perspectives, PRODIGEES focuses on the exchange of ideas between academic institutions that deal with sustainability and digitalisation questions in the European Union (Austria, Estonia, Italy, Germany) on the one hand, and emerging powers from the Global South (Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa) on the other. In this way, the project allows for sharing and comparing experiences from countries that are of greatest importance for the achievement of the SDGs, and for successful global governance in the digital age.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 873119.


RECONNECT

Head: Raffaele Bifulco

The project stems from the idea that the Union’s identity crisis increases the loss of citizens’ confidence in the institutions. The objective of the research is to renew the legitimacy of EU governance in order to make the European Union, today deeply diversified and pluralist, more firmly rooted in social justice and solidarity and truly sustainable. Through the creation of a multidisciplinary consortium of 18 academic institutions from 14 different countries, RECONNECT aims to contribute to the construction of a new narrative for Europe, enabling the EU institutions to be more in tune with the real aspirations and perceptions of citizens. The research strategy is oriented to formulate and disseminate recommendations and proposals aimed at rethinking European governance in a democratic and inclusive perspective. The analysis of the rule of law, principles and practices of democracy at the supranational level will strengthen the foundations of the European project and pave the way for progress, towards reconnecting the EU institutions with its citizens.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770142.


RED SPINEL

Head: Raffaele Marchetti

RED-SPINEL will analyse the changing nature of dissensus surrounding liberal democracy and its implications for EU supranational policy instruments. The project will unpack the inter-connected drivers of contemporary dissensus surrounding liberal democracy. Its findings will be rooted in theoretical innovation and original empirical analyses. Its concept-building effort centered on the notion of 'dissensus' will explore how contemporary dissensus surrounding liberal democracy differs from previous debates and which more fundamental questions it raises about future democratic practices and the rule of law. Ultimately, RED-SPINEL will provide a typology of said dissensus, map the principal actors of the dissensus in Europe and unpack its two underlying drivers - i.e., heightened internal contestation over liberal democracy and external competition from alternative illiberal models.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 101061621. 


REGROUP

Head: Mark Thatcher

The REGROUP project aims to: 1) provide the European Union with a body of actionable advice on how to rebuild post-pandemic governance and public policies in an effective and democratic way; anchored to 2) a map of the socio-political dynamics and consequences of Covid-19; and 3) an empirically-informed normative evaluation of the pandemic. REGROUP pursues this threefold objective via a multi-level (national, supranational, international) and multi-sphere (political, societal, ideational, digital) research approach, and guided by three overarching analytical themes: “reordering”; “risk”; “resilience”.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 101060825. 

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Research Office

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Project Management

Chiara Sganga
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Giovanni Vassallo
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Licia Gallo
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Financial reporting

Roberta Pellicano
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Research Centers

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