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DI Partners on Horizon Europe Project on Inclusive Intersectional Democratic Spaces

We are happy to announce that as part of a 10 members research consortium the CEU Democracy Institute launches the four-year Co-Creating Inclusive Intersectional Democratic Spaces Across Europe (CCINDLE) project funded by European Commission Horizon Europe program.

The objective is to contribute to strengthening and re-invigorating European democracies starting from the assumption that feminist theories and activism are essential sources of both resistance to anti-gender discourses and politics, and to revitalizing citizens’ engagement with democratic institutions and values.

By conducting research in seven European countries (Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK), and at the EU level, the project aims to:

  • Deepen understanding of the state of democracy in Europe, especially on challenges it faces related to the principles of equality, inclusion and participation, and as a result of anti-gender/anti-LGBTQ campaigns.
  • Identify and analyze different feminist responses that are a) present in theories, b) worked out within feminist movements, c) provided via feminist cooperation with formal institutions to anti-democratic trends and to the anti-gender forces.
  • Identify specific tools and practical approaches, which in specific political and social contexts could lead to strengthening democracy, gender equality, and intersectional justice.

In addition to conducting the Hungarian field research, the CEU DI team, led by Senior Research Fellow Andrea Krizsan, will coordinate the research on knowledge production and violence aspects of anti-gender campaign. It will also play a central role in the comparative research on democratic innovations by feminist and women’s movement mobilizations.

Learn more about the project and our partners here.

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