DEMOS Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe

Project Details


The DEMOS project aims at exploring the practical value of the concept of ‘democratic efficacy’ as the condition of political engagement addressing the challenge of populism.
DEMOS will combine insights from several disciplines using a methodological mix that includes experimental research, deliberative polling, text mining techniques, survey research, interpretive analysis, legal analysis and theoretical research. Stakeholder involvement and civil partners will ensure the practical relevance and applicability of the recommendations. Communication and exploitation will be an integral part of the project, using novel methods to map key EU-level and national stakeholders, engage in multilevel advocacy, and develop a set of communication tools for different publics.
Effective start/end date1/12/1830/11/21


  • European Commission: £2,661,930.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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