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On 10th  January 2024, the EnTrust project’s Research and Final conferences brought together around 100 people in the European Parliament, including academics, researchers, members of the European Parliament and Commission, civil society, and students. The focus of the conferences was on the issue of trust and distrust in governance. As the EnTrust project is approaching […]

Watch our EnTrust VIDEO TEASER! The EnTrust project produced a series of documentary videos to highlight main findings and give a voice to various research participants. Through our research, we have uncovered some fascinating insights into the forms, determinants and consequences of trust and distrust in governance. In these videos, we wish to share our […]

Publication of results: Meet the winners of EnTrust’s creative contest!  ‘A Europe we Trust: Visions of European youth’ is a contest that called on young people aged 13-19 living in Europe to share their visions for the future of Europe in a creative format. After receiving 60 submissions from all over Europe and reviewing them […]

We are excited to announce that registration for our EnTrust Research and Final Conferences, taking place on 10th January 2024 at the premisses of the European Parliament in Brussels, is now open until 3rd January 2024 at 12:00 CET. For more information and to register, please follow the links at our conference website.

As one of our keynote speakers at the International EnTrust Conference in Siena (28-29 September 2023), the distinguished trust expert Tereza Capelos (University of Southampton) talked about “Hot Emotionality and the Fracture of Trust in the Era of Grievance Politics”. You may find her presentation here.

As one of our keynote speakers at the International EnTrust Conference in Siena (28-29 September 2023), the distinguished expert Pippa Norris talked about “Trust in Government Worldwide: The role of information environments & cognitive skills”. You may watch her talk (again) on EnTrust’s YouTube channel here.

Our latest European Policy Briefs provide evidence-based policy recommendations and new insights about dis/trust contestation and building in the media and the role of disinformation and media freedom (European Policy Brief IV) and regarding the formation of (political) trust and distrust throughout different life stages, thus accounting for the developmental-psychological foundations of trust in governance […]

A Europe We Trust: visions of European youth Are you a young person aged 13 – 19 and living in Europe? Do you have a vision for the future of Europe that you would like to share? If so, take part in EnTrust’s creative contest, ‘A Europe We Trust: visions of European youth’. What can […]

For our International Conference “Trust and Distrust in Governance: Exploring the Impact of Social and Political Dynamics” at the University of Siena (Italy) from 28-29 September 2023, registration for conference observation is now open. Please register by sending an email to entrust@uni-siegen.de by 15 September 2023. You may find more detailled information about the conference […]

In its European Policy Briefs, EnTrust addresses main findings of our research and provides evidence-based policy recommendations with regard to current policy debates relating to trust and distrust in governance, civil society, public spheres and the future of democracy in Europe. Lately, our European Policy Briefs dealt with dis/trust in direct relations between citizens and […]

Trust and Distrust in Governance: Exploring the Impact of Social and Political Dynamics International Conference organised by the EU-funded EnTrust project September 28-29, 2023 – Siena, Italy Abstract Submission Deadline: April 07, 2023 Find the full Call for Papers here. Trust in governance is considered a pivotal element for democracy. In light of multiple and […]

The EnTrust project has published its first European Policy Brief on the theoretical and normative underpinnings of trust and distrust in governance. Based on the findings of its preliminary research on the state of scientific research on trust and distrust in governance and a policy dialogue organised last June on trust and distrust at EU […]

To learn more about the project, we invite you to have a look at the project presentation by coordinator Christian Lahusen on the occasion of the online round table debate “Trust and Distrust in Governance: What is at Stake” on 15 June 2020.

Our online round table debate on Trust and Distrust in Governance: What is at Stake? is now published in full lenght on our EnTrust project YouTube channel. The event was hosted by Katarina Barley, Vice President of the European Parliament, and included a high level panel with the Director General of DG Research and Innovation […]