CoEV: center of excellence for European values
Many Europeans are unsure what 'Europe' does for them. On the other hand, policy makers often do not have an accurate picture of what is going on among the population. In the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Values (CoEV), experts from of Tilburg University’s core disciplines work together to gain more insight into the interaction between what Europeans find important and how policy makers deal with this.
The CoEV focuses on six key areas, which are priorities for the European Commission until 2024. The overall coordination is in the hands of Sociologist Tim Reeskens (TSB). In addition, a coordinator has been appointed for each theme. Within the themes, insights and additional data are collected to gain a better understanding of the support for the six EU policy themes. The CoEV is also developing the educational module 'The Futures of Europe', which is being offered to students in Europe through the ENGAGE initiative. Public events aimed at knowledge sharing are also organized in collaboration with Studium Generale.
Themes and coordinators
- A European Green Deal: Saskia Lavrijsen (TLS) and Harald Benink (Tisem)
- An economy that works for all people: Ton Wilthagen (TLS)
- A Europe fit for the digital age: Marjolijn Antheunis (TSHD)
- Protecting the European way of life: Monique van Dijk-Groeneboer (TST)
- A stronger Europe in the world: Martijn Groenleer (TLS)
- A new push for European democracy: Frank Hendriks (TLS)
European Values Study
The CoEV is based on the European Values Study, a large-scale international data collection project. For the past 40 years, data have been collected in dozens of European countries on what citizens consider important in terms of family, work, politics and society. Tilburg University has a coordinating role in this project, in the persons of sociologists Ruud Luijkx, Tim Reeskens, Inge Sieben and Quita Muis.
Saskia Lavrijssen#European law #energy market #good governance
Theme: A European Green Deal
Harald Benink#financial crisis #European Banking #artificial stock market
Theme: A European Green Deal
Ton Wilthagen#labor market #work participation #social politics
Theme: An economy that works for all people
Marjolijn Antheunis#social capital #computer-mediated communications
Theme: A Europe fit for the digital age
Monique van Dijk - Groeneboer#religion and mental health #youth and religion
Theme: Protecting the European way of life
Martijn Groenleer#globalisation #regional governance #public policy
Theme: A stronger Europe in the world
Frank Hendriks#civil society #cultural and country differences
Theme: A new push for European democracy
Tim Reeskens#welfare #EVS #national identity
Quita Muis#threat #public opinion #panel data
Inge Sieben#social inequality #social stratifiction #EVS
Ruud Luijkx#empirical sociology #EVS #methodoly and statistics
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Values is funded by the European Union, as a part of the Erasmus+ Program. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. The CoEV is a continuation of former European Grants, more information can be found here.