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European cities are smart!


29th August 2017 | By University of Portsmouth | Research

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.


European identity and EU Cohesion Policy: two tales of the same story?


18th April 2017 | By Vienna University of Economics and Business | People

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.

Why is the European Union diminishing its fanbase?


10th April 2017 | By Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute | People

An Eurosceptic sentiment is spreading in several member states. Pawel Chmielinski, PhD at the Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, illustrates how PERCEIVE might lead toward a more positive identification with the EU: there is the need to show the connection between the Union as an institution and the local context, where citizens’ everyday life is improved.