DIVPOL: Diversity in political parties' organisation and representation
This 18-months European project is funded by the European fund for the Integration of third-country nationals. Download and see more details here.
The overall objective of the project is to initiate, assess, support and evaluate diversity development processes with regard to ethnic diversity in major political parties of member states. The project both raises awareness and develops practical tools to promote diversity development in parties, particularly at the national level, and improve the chances of participation for non-nationals and immigrants in such parties. Parties, as organisations holding legislative and governing powers and central agents of societal developments, carry responsibility to incorporate diversity. They also have a key influence on this development in all areas of society of the member states. Improving participation opportunities for non-nationals and immigrants in party politics is an essential element for increasing their influence in decision-making processes and as agents in the democratic system.
The research consortium:
The project involves universities, research centre and NGOs in seven countries. It is coordinated by the CJD (Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschlands) at Eutin and Hamburg, Germany and associates the following partners:
- ACIDI, Lisbon, Portugal
- IPRS Psychoanalytic Institute for Social Research, Rome, Italy
- Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland
- Migration Policy Group, Brussels, Belgium
- Stockholm University, Sweden
- The Integration Centre, Dublin, Ireland
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
The researchers of GRITIM-UPF involved in this project are: Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Flora Burchianti and Juan Carlos Triviño.
Events organized in the framework of the project:
- 8th, April, 2014: Exchange meeting IPPI: Immigration, political participation and integration
- 24th, January, 2014: GRITIM-UPF Workshop: Debating about diversity in political parties
- 12th of June, 2014: DIVPOL final conference in Brussels