Challenges for Europe grant to study impact of the COVID-19 crisis on EU support

The Volkswagen Foundation has awarded a 1.5 million euro grant to Heike Kluever (Humboldt University Berlin), Sara Hobolt (LSE), Theresa Kuhn (UvA), Toni Rodon (Pompeu Fabra University) and Michal Krawczyk (University of Warsaw) to study how the COVID-19 crisis affects eurosceptic attitudes, solidarity with fellow Europeans and the electoral performance of eurosceptic parties. The project will combine survey, observational and geocoded data with natural, survey and field experiments as well as innovative natural language processing technologies. The portion awarded to UvA (326.800 EUR) will include funding for a PhD student and a multi-country survey experiment. more information