Recent unrest in the European Union, caused by the financial and economic crisis, increasing migration and threat posed by terrorism, has led to a crisis of legitimacy within the Union. In search of understanding and reconciliation between the EU citizens and its government, RECONNECT aims to build a new, citizen-centered narrative for the EU by focusing on four key policy areas: economic and fiscal governance, counter-terrorism, trade and migration. The project is a winner of a large grant funded by HORIZON 2020. IDC’s Dr. Amichai Magen, Head of the MA Program in Diplomacy & Conflict Studies is partnered with seventeen other leading universities for the project that will span four years. Building on the principle that the EU needs to be more firmly rooted in justice, solidarity, democracy and the rule of law in order to be sustainable, RECONNECT aims to create a collective vision that will guide the EU’s future.
For more information about the project visit https://reconnect-europe.eu