In contemporary European politics, the stability and unity of the region is of paramount importance in addressing a wide range of pressing challenges. Given the existing complexities of the European Union integration and the rise of nationalist sentiments, it has become increasingly crucial to understand the intricate dynamics at play.
Our research delves into the processes that shape European politics, including questions related to electorate representation, integration, and the challenges ahead of the new enlargement policy. We investigate the impact of political polarization on social cohesion and seek to uncover effective political strategies carried by EU parties and political groups. Additionally, we analyse the role of the EU in mitigating political conflict between member states and its eastern neighbourhood, focusing on its capacity to promote democratization practices and collaboration in the face of domestic and geopolitical challenges. Through our dedicated exploration of European political dynamics, we aim to contribute to the creation of a more cohesive and integrated European Union, fostering a future of stability and progress for the entire continent.
THE CHANCENBAROMETER. HOW WE SHAPE THE SWITZERLAND OF TOMORROW
|Project Lead: Tina Freyburg
|The Opportunity Barometer ('Chancenbarometer') records and observes which opportunities the Swiss people associate with democracy in our country.
Concepts that motivate the opportunity barometer: