ACCESS EUROPE researchers participate in many projects. In this section we present projects for which a grant – from NWO (the Netherlands Research Council), Horizon2020 or ERC - has been acquired since ACCESS EUROPE’s inception in 2014.

5 July 2016
  • EIC
Critical Heritages
The CoHERE research project is led by (among others) Chiara de Cesari of the UvA Humanities Faculty. The project aims at understanding the role that heritage representations play in European identity formation. The CoHere consortium consists of no less than 12 academic and non-academic partners from across Europe. read more
16 June 2016
  • EIC
Memory and Securitization in the EU and Neighbourhood.
The NEMESIS project is co-led by Luiza Bialasiewicz, professor of Political Geography at the University of Amsterdam. NEMESIS focuses on the Eastern Neighbourhood and its relationship with West- and Central Europe in terms of geopolitics and identity.  read more
26 April 2016
  • ELG
The personalisation of EU politics in news coverage and its consequences for democracy
This project, led by dr Katjana Gattermann of the University of Amsterdam, offers a novel, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the personalization of European Union politics in news coverage. Its aim is to analyze th role of the media in EU politics and its consequences for democratic legitimacy. read more
15 July 2015
  • EC
Transnationalization and Judicialization of Welfare
TransJudFare, led by professor Gareth Davies of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, deals with two challenges for welfare states in the European Union (EU): the transnationalization of citizenship and welfare rights and the judicialization of politics. European case law significantly broadens the eligibility of non-economically active EU nationals to non-contributory welfare services. read more
25 March 2015
  • PEIW
European Legitimacy In Governing through Hard Times: the role of European Networks
This project, led by professors Brian Burgoon and Daniel Mügge of the University of Amsterdam, will map how European institutions and expert networks handle so-called fast- and slow-burning crises. Fast burning crises are moments and ongoing events characterised by alarm and an urgent demand for political action - like the recent banking crisis . read more
25 March 2015
  • EPS
Bridging the gap between public opinion and European leadership
The goal of the EUENGAGE project, which is led by professors Gary Marks and Liesbeth Hooghe of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is twofold: first, to inquire into the current tensions between supranational EU governance and popular mobilisation at the national level, critically questioning EU-driven policies and EU legitimacy; and second, to propose remedial actions based on sound empirical research on the relationship between public opinion, national and supranational political elites. read more
25 March 2015
  • EW
The daily governance of transit migration in Turkey at European Union borders.
Turkey is called a 'transit migration country' meaning that irregular migrants use Turkey as a transit zone to enter the European Union. This project, led by assistant professor Beste Isleyen of the University of Amsterdam, examines Turkish border and migration control practices at European Union borders; namely, the Turkish-Greek border and the Turkish-Bulgarian border.  read more