Perceive Project just completed one of the key deliverables of its research: the survey on citizens’ appreciation for Cohesion Policy. More than 17.000 citizens have been interviewed in 15 countries. How much do Europeans know about this policy? Do they feel like benefitting from it in their daily life? Have they ever heard of Cohesion Policy’s projects? If yes, how did they find out about them? Read more from University of Gothenburg‘s team members, who crafted the survey, and download the short report!
Communication is not cosmetics: a short interview with Matteo Salvai, Communication Officer at the European Commission DG Regio
We discussed with Matteo Salvai, Communication Officer at the European Commission Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, the weaknesses and strengths of Cohesion Policy’s communication. What are the characteristics of the most successful communication strategies? What can be improved? Read the full interview!
Does the message get across? Improving the communication of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI)
Last week at the European Week of Regions and Cities, which gathered thousands of participants from all over Europe, communication has been at the centre of the stage. The lack of awareness on Cohesion and Regional Policies among citizens is becoming an issue that needs to be tackle. Why the most local and tangible European policies are not even known by Europeans?
Perceive Project studies the sense of belonging to the European Union in 9 different regions located all over the continent. Our research will contribute to understand how Cohesion Policy‘s implementation influences citizens‘ perception. Read the presentation of our study from University of Bologna‘s team.
Smart cities projects have increased their popularity worldwide since their very first implementation. But how and to what extent have they expanded in the European Union? On which topics they have been focusing on? Read further for fresh findings from University of Portsmouth‘s team.
Citizens vs. practitioners: contrasting opinions might explain different perceptions of EU performance
Can different ideas on Cohesion Policy influence the perception of its efficiency? Monica Mihaela Tudor, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Agricultural Economics of Academia Romana, tells us how PERCEIVE is going to investigate the difference that might exist between practitioners’ view on this relevant EU policy and European citizens.
PERCEIVE is an innovative research project. Nicholas Charron, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, department of Political Science, explains how the project will be a roadmap for future researches on EU Cohesion Policy. A project that matters not only to the academic community, but also to policy makers, media outlets and all European citizens.
Is there alignment between the identification with the European project and EU Cohesion Policy? How do implementation, communication, and citizens’ perception of a distinct European identity interact? Professor Markus Höllerer from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business tells us how PERCEIVE is going to address this empirical question and help shed light on unsolved issues. In collaboration with several partner institutions, his team’s research will focus on the role of language and discourse.