The ENACT consortium, funded by the EU under the FP7 research programme, brought together researchers from three member states of the EU (UK, Belgium and the Netherlands), two new member states (Hungary and Latvia) and a candidate state (Turkey) to explore in depth how European citizenship is claimed, disputed and built – in short, to explore how citizenship is enacted. POLIS is now home to a European Research Council Advanced Grant for the project Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism. The project focuses on the interaction between two controversial and contested concepts: citizenship (the process by which belonging is recognised and enacted) and orientalism (the assertion of the superiority of western culture over its eastern counterparts).
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