Research Networks

COST Action CA16211: “Reappraising Intellectual Debates on Civic Rights and Democracy in Europe” (RECAST)

The Bucharest Center for Political Theory is a member of the research network developed through the COST Action CA16211: “Reappraising Intellectual Debates on Civic Rights and Democracy in Europe” (RECAST), which takes place between 2017 and 2021 and is funded through the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 (you may find more details about it here).

According to the Memorandum of Understanding of RECAST, “main aim and objective of the Action is to reappraise the contributions of intellectual debates to the challenge of civic rights in European democracies. Scholarly production is mostly available from separate spheres, which to a great extent reproduce structural political and policy divisions. RECAST seeks to revamp the path connecting intellectual debates, public debates, politics, and policy action”. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is “the longest-running European framework supporting transnational cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe”.

Within the Action, the BCEPT members join a wide network on international scholars, based in 16 different European countries as well as an extended range of Romanian scholars, affiliated with prestigious institutions such as Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest or the Romanian Academy (Iasi Branch).