RECON’s last Newsletter

RECON concluded on 31 December 2011. The final RECON Newsletter includes extensive reports from the concluding conference and an open seminar in Oslo. It also provides information on recent publications, two specialist websites, the pamphlet ‘Reconstituting Democracy in Europe – snapshots of findings’, and an overview of project resources. Read more.


Excellent final evaluation of RECON

A review of RECON’s overall performance commends the project for producing high-quality research that is of great importance for present-day Europe. It is ‘recommended that the empirical findings and the theory developed within RECON be made standard knowledge in textbooks on Europe’. Read more.

RECON was a five-year research project with 21 partner institutions and more than 100 participating researchers across Europe and in New Zealand. RECON covered a wide range of academic fields, from political science, sociology, linguistics, and anthropology, to information science, law and legal theory, and economics.

RECON was coordinated by ARENA – Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo.


RECON was an Integrated Project supported by the Sixth Framework Programme for Research.

Project period: 1 January 2007 – 31 December 2011

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