Research outcomes

WP1 – Historical, Comparative Analysis

D1.1-Historical and political development of populism in Europe

D1.2-Report on the state of modern day populism in Europe

D1.3-Typology of populism movements


D1.5-Report containing tools (infographics and typology)

WP2 – Simulation

D2.1-An online catalogue of relevant data sources

D2.2-First set of simulation scenarios

D2.3-Final version of all simulation

D2.4-Comparative findings and assessment of risk factors

D2.5-Lessons learned from simulation analysis

WP3 – Narratives Analysis and ICT Tools

D3.1-Definitions and operationalisations of populism

D3.2-Tool to identify populist narratives

D3.3-Results of online experiments

WP4 – Causal, Policy and Futures Analysis

D4.1-Causal mechanisms of populism

D4.2-Theoretical model of causes of populism

D4.3-Populism and opinion dynamics

D4.4-Policy recommendations

D4.5-Scenarios and desired futures

D4.6-Scenarios construction methodology

WP5 – Dissemination and Engagement

D5.3-Lessons learned from lab events

Messina Democracy lab report

D5.4-A report with recommendations for new forms of public participation

D5.5-Dissemination of project output

D5.6-Synthesis report outlining the key findings from Democracy labs

D5.7-A two-day Democracy event

D5.8-Future and foresight programme for schools

D5.9-A final conference and gathering of youth representatives

D5.10-Final report on dissemination

WP6 – Ethics Requirements and Compliance Assurance

D6.1-PaCE Ethics Handbook

D6.2-PaCE ethics (period-1)

D6.3-PaCE ethics (period-2)

D6.4-ELSI guidance on ICT tools design

The PaCE project is informed by Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools based on machine-learning algorithms that identify and trace grievances taking the shape of populist (or related) narratives publicly voiced online by people across Europe and globally.
The output of this activity will allow the public, politicians, activists, and educators to better grasp what drives populist sentiments and thus how to more effectively respond. Policy-makers will be able to distinguish between different types of narratives and better understand the voices of voters – whilst also providing a valuable resource for researchers.
There are, however, potential drawbacks to using technology to study a social phenomenon – technology may invade privacy, be used to undertake surveillance, compromising the rights of the individual, or harm the society at large. The potential Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) that could be raised by the ICT tools created as part of the PaCE project can also serve as guidance for other consortia or organisations designing similar tools.

D6.5-ELSI guidance on public engagement

Public engagement activities are a key part of the PaCE project. It enters
into an active exchange with policymakers, civil society, the general public,
and wider stakeholders about the implications of the project research findings
with opportunities to introduce them into practice, as well as policymaking.

Asides from distributing research findings, the public engagement activities
are also a way for the generation of findings itself, which will be introduced
into the academic research of the consortium.

This report presents the potential ethical, legal and social (ELSI) issues
posed by public engagement on the topic of populism and civic engagement, and
its potential impact on individuals and communities across Europe – it points
to possible ways of mitigating these risks and the steps the PaCE research
the consortium is taking to address these issues.

D6.6-ELSI guidance in policy recommendations

WP7 – Project Management

D7.3-Interim report