Project PRRIDE – Positioning Regions and Regionalism in a Democratic Europe/Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Basic data

Acronym:
PRRIDE
Title:
Positioning Regions and Regionalism in a Democratic Europe/Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
Duration:
01/09/2015 to 31/08/2018
Abstract / short description:
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) builds on the work by the Chair holder between 2011 and 2014. The Centre's focus is on the role of regions and regionalisation in relation to European Integration. “Region” applies to sub-state units, but also to transborder macro-regions. Processes of regionalisation and decentralization are under way in many EU member states; they are to some extent triggered by European Integration. Today many regions aim to become more active players in EU affairs at both the domestic and EU level (e.g. within the subsidiarity monitoring process). Finally, we observe the increasing formation of transborder macro-regions as a key strategy in the EU’s regional policy (see, e.g. the Danube macro-region). Thus, the JCME focuses on recent talks about “Europe with the Regions” and aims to conceptualized this approach, especially with regards to the democratic quality of multilevel governance.
Keywords:
European Union
Europäische Union
democracy
Demokratie
comparative studies
Vergleichsstudien
Regionalism (Regionalismus)
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Contact persons

Institute of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Local organizational units

Institute of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Funders

Brüssel, Belgium
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