Other FP7 projects



Activity 8.5 The citizen in the European Union 

Area 8.5.2 Diversities and commonalities in Europe

Topic Histories and identities – articulating national and European identities  


CRIC - Identity and Conflict: Cultural Heritage and the Re-Construction of Identities after Conflict


  • Coordinated by the University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Investigates the ways the destruction and subsequent selective reconstruction of the cultural heritage impacts identity formation.
  • Five regional case studies (Spain, France, Cyprus, Bosnia, Germany) to illuminate the empirical and theoretical relationship between cultural heritage, conflict, and identity.
  • Research fields: conflict studies, heritage studies and the links between place, material culture and identity

ENRI-East - Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities: nations between states along the new eastern borders of the EU 


  • Coordinated by the Institute of Advanced Studies of Vienna (AT)
  • Research aims at understanding the ways in which modern European identities and regional cultures are formed and inter-communicated in the Eastern part of the European continent.
  • Inter-disciplinary study: sociology, political science, history, ethnography.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research focusing on the identities and values issues.
  • Detailed study of a sample of ten ethnic minorities in Europe: Poland, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Finland, Germany.  

EURESCL - Slave Trade Slavery Abolitions and their legacies in European Histories and Identities

  • Coordinated by University of Antilles-Guyane / CNRS (FR)
  • Studies the impact of slave trade and slavery in Europe at various levels and analyses the genealogies of the “black” issue in Europe in order to approach the contemporary definition of the European identity.
  • Exploration of slavery from the legal, economic, historical and anthropological perspective.
  • Senegal and Mexico are partners.

SPHERE - Space, place and the historical and contemporary articulations of regional, national and European identities through work and community in areas undergoing economic restructuring and regeneration

  • Coordinated by the University of Ankara (TR)
  • Project focuses on the changes of historic regional and cultural identities in the areas where regeneration projects have attempted to introduce new industries or services and to create new cultural and economic landscapes.
  • Investigates the conditions under which new occupational, regional, national and/or European identities emerge; contributes to the understanding how EU financial aid may impact the identity transformation.
  • Looks at the interconnections of history, place, culture and identity within households, communities and their collective organisations.