Privacy Information

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Populism and Civic Engagement” (PaCE) is an EU H2020 research project involving nine different institutions across Europe. It started in February 2019 and will run till January 2022.

The Populism and Civic Engagement project (PACE) aims to better understand populist movements, build upon the lessons of positive examples (such as Reykjavik), and hence play a part in constructing a firmer democratic and institutional foundation for the citizens of Europe. PACE will analyse, in detail, the type, causes, growth and consequences of such movements in terms of their particular characteristics and context and their specific challenges to liberal democracy. In particular, it will focus on transitions in these movements (especially changes in leadership) as well as how they relate to other kinds of movements and the liberal reaction. PACE will propose responses to these challenges, developing risk-analyses for each kind of response, each kind of movement and the type of transition.

This document aims at clarifying the collection and processing of personal data as part of PaCE newsletter.

We have set out how we will collect and use personal data below.

In short – we don’t sell your data and, other than when required to by law, we will only share your data as outlined below. Where we can, we will seek your consent before processing and collecting your data.

This privacy policy may change from time to time, in line with legislation or amendments in our internal ways of working. We will not explicitly communicate these changes, but instead recommend you check this page occasionally for any changes.

More general information about the current laws and lawful bases for data collection can be found on the Data Protection Agency’s website.

Different partners in the project are responsible for different data processing activities. You can contact them directly about these activities using the contact information below, or you can contact our project coordinator Bruce Edmonds, at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and we’ll respond as soon as we can. You can contact via email at:


The project website (including cookies)

Like many other websites, we use cookies and Google Analytics to help us make our websites better. These tools are very common but they do have privacy implications. When you visit sites that use these tools, you are potentially telling companies such as Google that you visited, as well as some information about how your web browser is configured.

Google Analytics allows us to collect information about how people use this site. It stores information including what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, and information about your web browser.

If you don’t want to share your browsing activities on this site you can install opt-out browser plugins, such as the official browser plugin for blocking Google Analytics.

The PACE partner responsible for providing information on the PaCE website is the City of Reykjavik. The partner can be contacted at

Newsletter and mailing lists

Our newsletter and other mailing lists

We use Mailchimp to host our mailing lists – including our newsletter. Note that Mailchimp may transfer personal data outside the EU, and please contact them with questions or concerns about this.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, your name and email address will be added to our newsletter mailing list. We use this data to send regular newsletters, and if consent is given, we may get in touch directly about activities we think might be interesting for you. We invite you to update your profile and provide us with additional information such as which country you live in, to help us better understand our audience.

We do gather statistics related to email opening and clicks to help us improve the emails we send out.

If you subscribe to our mailing list, we will retain your data until you unsubscribe, or otherwise ask us to remove your details. To help with this every newsletter contains a quick and easy unsubscribe link in its footer.

When you unsubscribe from a newsletter managed via Mailchimp, your details remain on the list of past recipients until the end of the project, in February 2022. This is due to how Mailchimp works. However, your details can be permanently removed if you email us.

The PACE partner responsible for the newsletter is Trilateral Research and Democratic Society. They can be contacted at:,, and .

In subscribing to any of our mailing lists, you are consenting to the terms laid out above. The lawful basis for this is termed ‘GDPR 6(1)(a) – Consent of the data subject’. Please see the ICO for more information.

Your rights

You have a number of legal rights regarding your data.

However, you can also exercise any of your rights to any of our team when you see us in person, via email, or via our professional social media accounts. We will respond as quickly as we can and must do so within a month.

Right of access: You have the right to access a copy of your personal data, to see what information we hold about you.

Right to rectification of data: If you believe any personal data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request we rectify this.

Right to revoke consent: You have the right to revoke consent at any point regarding activities detailed above. We have identified under activities above how to do this and will make sure we do so.

Right to erasure: You have the right to request that we delete the data we hold about you. There may be instances in which there are legitimate reasons for us to continue to hold data, but wherever possible and whenever we are relying upon your consent to hold and process your data, we will delete what we hold.

Right to object: You have the right to object or complain about how your personal data is processed. If you have any concerns about how we handle your data, please do contact us first, so that we can try to help.