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.

After four years, the project is coming to an end, and the consortium presented the findings of research on trust and distrust in governance in two events: The research conference of the EnTrust project, organised in collaboration with the Partnership Team of the European Parliament, was dedicated to the question of how trust in governance […]

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 […]

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 – University of Siena, Italy Find the updated conference programme here. Trust in governance is considered a pivotal element for democracy. In light of multiple and interrelated crises of recent years […]

Tracing (Dis)Trust in the Run Up to the European Elections: Adult and Youth Attitudes towards Governments and Institutions 28 June 2023 | 10:30 – 12:00 CET | Online Join us for this roundtable discussion that delves into the attitudes of youth and adults towards governments and institutions at different levels of governance, with a specific […]

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 […]

How can the EU fight (partisan) Disinformation and Hate Speech and protect Media Freedom and Human Rights? The EnTrust project invites you to online expert roundtables about trustworthy media on 9 February 2023 from 16:00 to 18:00 (CET) with selected stakeholders from European governance institutions, media organisations, civil society and academia. In the last years, […]

“Social movements as Alternative Arenas of Political participation: Mobilising Citizens in the Re-creation of Trust and Distrust” The EnTrust project invites you to an online roundtable event on 20 June 2022 from 16:00 to 17:30 (CET) with selected stakeholders from national and EU-level governance institutions, civil society and academia. Participants will discuss findings from the […]

On 10 December 2021, EnTrust will hold an online expert meeting with selected stakeholders from public services, civil society and academia. Participants will discuss first findings from the EnTrust project on the mechanisms of building trust and distrust in relations between citizens and street-level bureaucracy in the area of support to disadvantaged families. In particular, […]

On 30 November 2020, the University of Siegen and Civil Society Europe are organising an interactive online roundtable discussion with more than 30 participants (stakeholders from civil society, politicians, governance actors, journalists, media representatives and scientists) who discuss first findings from the EnTrust project and their implications, identify policy responses, ascertain remedial measures and practices, […]

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 […]

The University of Siegen in Germany and Civil Society Europe have the pleasure to invite you to an online round table event on 15 June 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 to launch the project EnTrust – Enlightened Trust funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme . The event will be hosted […]