"Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law"
Today the Bingham Centre is included in an announcement from the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (KU Leuven) as one of the 17 partner institutions included in RECONNECT, a four-year Horizon 2020 multidisciplinary research project on 'Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law'. With a focus on strengthening the EU's legitimacy through democracy and the rule of law, RECONNECT seeks to build a new narrative for Europe, enabling the EU to become more attuned to the expectations of its citizens.
The Bingham Centre will contribute to several aspects of the project, including an analysis of rule of law principles in the EU and its Member States and an evaluation of root causes of rule of law 'backsliding' at the national level. The Centre will also lead the project's dissemination activities, which include a blog series, workshops and webinars.
The Bingham Centre is one of 17 academic partners from 14 countries: Åbo Akademi University (Turku), Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (London), Lille Catholic University, Central European University (Budapest), Charles University (Prague), Institute of Public Goods and Policies (Spanish National Research Council, Madrid), LUISS Guido Carli (Rome), Middlesex University London, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim), University of Cambridge, University of Gdańsk, University of Groningen, University of Helsinki, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya , University of Münster, University of Vienna and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.