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.
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.
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.