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The present wave of populist mobilizations in Europe is seen as being more politically consequential than any of the previous waves and it has already produced an ‘extraordinary’ [Brubaker 2017a, 2017b] reconfiguration of the political map of Europe. What are commonly termed “Populist” parties have become significant political players in several countries, including Italy, Holland, Austria, France, UK, and Germany, and their number has almost doubled since 2000 (from 33 to 63) [Eiermann et al. 2018].
The POPREBEL research project offers an opportunity for Western Europeans to better understand Central and Eastern Europe, just as it is urgent for the CEE region to focuses on explaining and contextualising the recent rise of populism at home and elsewhere.
We approach this project through the lense of community research - open participatory research process where both questions and interpretations are shaped together with participants.
The community research is hosted on edgeryders, an online community of 5000 people in more than 80 countries who share experiences. By sharing experiences with one another we turn our collective knowledge into useful advice to make better decisions for ourselves and our families in the near future. As a consequence of getting to know people from around the world, we connect one another to important information, new ideas and new opportunities.
|Clusters of local actors that together try out new ideas to secure resilient livelihoods for their communities and themselves. Each cluster is composed of individuals, groups and organisations with deep ties to a place.
|How is a cluster different from a network? In a network, participants look for how to make the most of what others are doing. In a cluster, participants are willing to re-orient their work, so as to better work with the other participants.
|New perspectives & ideas
|If you are a construction company, you must not be lazy, and be open to using new technologies. If you are a social cooperative, you must look away from providing standardized services to customizing what you do in order to better valorize the capabilities of the people they are assisting. And so on.
Beyond the research project, we are a community: We use the tools offered by this platform to help connect people with mutual interests, concerns and complimentary skills. The online conversation runs in parallel with events all over Europe to meet and share constructive approaches. Anyone is welcome to participate from and beyond our focus countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia).
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This initiative has recieved funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement Nº822682 The content of this website does not represent the opinion of the European Union, and the European Union is not responsible for any use that might be made of such content.