Prof. dr. Trudie Knijn

Afgesloten projecten
ETHOS 02-01-2017 tot 01-01-2020
Algemene projectbeschrijving

ETHOS is a Horizon2020 project developed to create a new integrative perspective on justice and fairness. ETHOS does so by:

  • Combining conceptualizations of justice within various disciplines (philosophy, sociology, law, economy, political science) and various schools of thought (including liberal tradition, republican tradition and communitarian tradition);
  • Bridging a gap between the theoretical and the empirical reflections of justice and fairness, where 'empirical' encompasses data on the discursive construction of justice in Europe, institutionalization of justice in laws, subjective experiences of (in)justice in various social domains (media, education, politics and daily life experiences) and on (non-)institutional struggles for justice.
  • By accommodating multiple voices of vulnerable populations via communicative tools, workshops, focus group meetings, policy briefs, and the interactive European Landscapes of Justice. ETHOS will reach a deliberative process of attuning seemingly antagonistic voices in a harmonious concert, reflecting the mutual understanding of a European theory of justice and fairness.

In ETHOS six Research Institutions cooperate: Utrecht University (UU, Utrecht, The Netherlands, coordinator), Europäisches Trainings und Forschungszentrum für Menschenrechte und Demokratie (ETC, Graz, Austria), Kozep-Europai Egyetem (CEU, Budapest, Hungary), Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES, Coimbra, Portugal), Bogaziçi University (BU, Istanbul, Turkey) and the University of Bristol (UoB, Bristol, United Kingdom).

3e geldstroom - EU
bEUcitizen 01-05-2013 tot 01-05-2017
Algemene projectbeschrijving

About bEUcitizen

The project set out to identify, investigate, discuss and ameliorate the barriers to the active use of EU citizenship rights (and knowledge of duties). The insights were developed by studying citizenship from different disciplines: law, political science, social sciences, history, philosophy, public administration and economics.

The research has been conducted by eminent researchers from 26 institutions situated in 19 countries in Europe and outside. It was coordinated by Utrecht University, with Frans van Waarden and Sybe de Vries as principal coordinators. See for more information the bEUcitizen website.


3e geldstroom - EU
Overige projectleden
  • prof dr Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

Areas of Interest

  • Familierelaties en gezinsbeleid,
  • Professionele en informele zorg, PGB en Wmo
  • Sociaal beleid, new governance en de implementatie van beleid
  • Vergelijkende studies van verzorgingsstaten op het terrein van zorg, arbeid en zekerheid.
  • Evaluatie van interventies in Nederland en Zuid Afrika

Current research projects


  • ETHOS, Towards a European Theory of Justice and Fairness (Horizon 2020)