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DiCE - Differentiation: Clustering Excellence

2020 - 2022

DiCE – a three year project funded by the EU – aimed to translate state-of-the-art research into policy-relevant advice on appropriate approaches to differentiation tendencies and proposals, anticipating and preparing the EU for future differentiation trajectories

DiCE was a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) that brought together the three successful projects funded by the EU’s 2018-2019 governance call, namely: Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU), EU Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability (EU IDEA) and EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy (EU3D). These projects collectively constitute an unparalleled network of scholars on differentiation from EU member and partner countries. In addition to the three coordinating institutions EUI, IAI and ARENA, the DiCE consortium includes TEPSA and the University of Exeter.

DiCE offered, through an extensive differentiation portal, a comprehensive academic literature’s review on differentiation and related topics; a scenario mapping about future opportunities and risks of differentiation; a go-to place to connect policy makers, academics and other stakeholders to research on differentiation.

DiCE aims to ensure the sustainability of its network also after the end of the project by developing training material and teaching tools as well aa an ECPR ( European Consortium for Political Research) standing group to institutionalize the academic discussion.

Funding: European Union - Horizon 2020


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870789.

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