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To protect the future of liberal democracy in Europe, one must first understand its challengers.

This is the premise of “Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response” (AUTHLIB), a new project funded by the European Union and UK Research and Innovation, which brings together a consortium of European partners to study how liberal democracies can persevere and build resilience against their opponents.

Eight institutions from across Europe form the consortium led by the Central European University: University of Oxford, Sciences Po, Charles University, Scuola Normale Superiore, SWPS University, The Transatlantic Foundation, and the University of Vienna.

The three-year research project aims to capture the dynamics of ideological change in the European Union as a whole, focusing on seven countries: Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

The ultimate aim of the project is to provide policymakers with a toolbox to improve support for liberal democracy.

Find out more about the project here.

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