These focus groups are key for better understanding what citizens think of the EU when it comes to social policies, such as child care or unemployment support, and how they think about the role of the EU in providing these services. The rich data collected through these focus groups will be analyzed to improve our understanding of public attitudes towards social rights, distinctions between national governments and the EU in providing these rights, and the state of citizen awareness for resources that foster sentiments of social citizenship. In a later stage, the project will also explore to what extent politicians pay attention to citizens’ views and how they respond to their demands.
The organization of the focus groups rests with four partners: the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), and University of Konstanz (Germany). Each of these will have a series of focus groups in the capital cities of their own country (i.e. Madrid, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Berlin).
Data gathered in the citizen meetings will be safely stored at the University of Konstanz, fully anonymized and used for scientific purposes only. Participation is entirely voluntary. As compensation for participation, focus groups participants will receive vouchers.
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