The European Union Center at the University of Illinois has been awarded its second Jean Monnet Center of Excellence grant under the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission, for the years 2018-2021. The project supported by this grant, Re-imagining Identities and Institutions for a Stronger Europe (RIISE), places into conversation two complementary interdisciplinary research and teaching programs to advance transatlantic dialogue on current manifestations of populism, a significant threat to goals of European unity. RIISE conceptualizes populism as a product arising from tensions between the dynamic evolution of institutions and identities. More information about the project is summarized in
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Additional information on the activities associated with the 2018-2021 grant will be provided on this page as updates become available. Watch this page for updates, or read the press release announcing the new grant.