Europe has grown increasingly polarised in recent years. This polarisation has expressed itself most vividly through a rise in violent extremism attributed to religion and ideology. Significant efforts have been made to address these developments at different policy levels (local, national,
European) and within different policy sectors (security, welfare, education and media). Policymakers are struggling to identify the root causes of polarisation, prevent violent radicalisation and extremism, and find better ways to govern cultural and religious diversity. Three EU-funded research projects – GREASE, BRaVE (both Horizon 2020) and BRIDGE (ISF-P) – have produced different but complementary sets of indicators that can help us monitor and assess how well different types of policies and practices are performing.
- The GREASE indicators focus on the governance of religious diversity with a view to preventing religiously inspired radicalisation in Europe, the MENA region, South and Southeast Asia and Australia. They are based on expert qualitative assessments.
- The BRaVE indicators show how polarised or resilient a given country is. Looking at both empirical evidence and perceptions, BRaVE uses data already available in different surveys and other statistical sources.
- The BRIDGE indicators support local authorities in assessing and mitigating polarisation processes at the municipal level, aiming to improve the capacity of local authorities to monitor and prevent.
European Committee of the Regions (Room JDE 53), Bâtiment Jacques Delor/Jacques Delors Gebouw, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 101, Brussels
Deadline for registration: 22 March 2020
We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Fourth Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on 22-23 June in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by TEDU-TRC. The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, labour market adjustment and trade or investment in services, the role of services in value chains and offshoring and analysis using firm-level data.
Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one author of accepted papers. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available.
Conference Format: The programme will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.
Submissions: The (draft) papers should be submitted by Sunday 12 April 2020. Selections will be made and authors notified by Friday 24 April . A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by mid May.
- Please submit only completed or nearly completed papers.
- Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to email@example.com
- Please notify if you would like to attend but are not submitting a paper, and, if so, would be willing to serve as a discussant.
The Scientific Committee
Nazire Nergiz Dinçer, TEDU-TRC
Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR
Bernard Hoekman, EUI & CEPR
Ayça Tekin-Koru, TEDU-TRC
The Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR,
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence
World Trade Institute, Bern