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Re.Cri.Re - Between the Representation of the Crisis and the Crisis of the Representation

Between the representation of crisis and the crisis of representation. How crisis changed the symbolic background of European societies and identities. Implication for policies and policy making (Re. Cri. Re.)

Short Description: The project aims to understand what kind of social identity change is going on within European societies. For policy-making, the analysis of social identity is highly valuable because the social identity moderates the impact of policies. And this is particularly true in the time of crisis. It aims at: 

  • to verify whether the symbolic universes grounding in social identities has undergone a major change within European societies as a consequence of economic crisis;
  • to draw strategic and methodological implications for policy-making from previous stage analysis;

To reach this goal the project will be organized in 4 scientific packages with tasks shared among the partners
 Flagship outcomes:

  • Creation of web-portal as a tool for internal and external communication and as interoperable and open database;
  • Final Publication (White book) with detailed summaries, including scientific methodology , analysis of EU context in time of crisis and the results;
  • Policy guidelines for local and national policy-makers and other stakeholders;
  • Local conferences referring to 5 macro-Regions involved
  • International conference providing opportunities to present to an international and expert audience the results of the project;
  • Reports on the case studies


  • WP1: Project management and coordination;
  • WP2: Communication, targeting general public, scientific and expert communities;
  • WP3: Multilevel Analysis of Symbolic Universes characterizing the European societies (through data collection, development of questionnaires, analysis)with eventual development of case studies reports;
  • WP4: case studies of policies, based on comparison between two cases concerning one policy domain and focused on two difference cultural contexts.
  • Wp5: General and Specific Guidelines design through through participatory processes involving stakeholders and policy-makers

Lead Partner: Association of local Democracy Agencies

Other Partners:
Istituto Scientifico Biomedico Euromediterraneo SCPA – ISBEM
Aalborg University
Universita del Salento
University Ta Malta
University of Cyprus
Aristotelio Penaptismo Thessalonikis
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
New Bulgarian University
Universiteit Van Amsterdam
Paneptismo Kritis (University of Crete)
Tallinn University
University of Leicester
Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen
Universite d’aix Marseille
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

Giulia Albertoni - Project Manager
Phone: +39 0444 540 146
Address: Viale Milano 66, 36100 Vicenza, Italy

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