Between the representation of the crisis and the crisis of representation

Project Details


Sixteen Universities and Research Centres, covering 13 European countries, are working together to investigate what kind of social identity change is occurring in Europe in time of crisis. The three-year project started in May 2015. It is aimed at analyzing cultures of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at local, national and European level. To this end, civil society, policy-makers and experts of social sciences will be involved in the Re.Cri.Re. actions.
Short titleRe.Cri.Re
Effective start/end date01/05/201501/05/2018

Collaborative partners

  • Instituto Scientifico Biomedico Mediterraneo (Project partner)
  • ALDA - Association of Local Democracy Agencies (Project partner) (lead)
  • University of Salento (Project partner)
  • University of Malta (Project partner)
  • University of Cyprus (Project partner)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Project partner)
  • Roma Tre University (Project partner)
  • New Bulgarian University (Project partner)
  • University of Amsterdam (Project partner)
  • University of Crete (Project partner)
  • Tallinn University (Project partner)
  • University of Leicester (Project partner)
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Project partner)
  • University of Aix-en-Provence (Project partner)
  • National Distance Education University (Project partner)


  • crisis
  • social representations
  • European Union
  • financial crisis
  • identity
  • human development
  • semiotic-constructivist cultural psychology
  • cultural psychology


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  • The embodiment of cultural meanings. Symbolic universes as forms of life

    Salvatore, S., Rochira, A. & Kharlamov, N., 2019, Symbolic universes in time of (post)crisis: The future of European societies. Salvatore, S., Fini, V., Mannarini, T., Valsiner, J. & Veltri, G. A. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 235-253 19 p. (Culture in policy making: The symbolic universes of social action, Vol. 1).

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  • Symbolic universes between present and future of Europe: First results of the map of European societies’ cultural milieu

    Salvatore, S., Fini, V., Mannarini, T., Veltri, G. A., Avdi, E., Battaglia, F., Castro-Tejerina, J., Ciavolino, E., Cremaschi, M., Kadianaki, I., Kharlamov, N., Krasteva, A., Kullasepp, K., Matsopoulos, A., Meschiari, C., Mossi, P., Psinas, P., Redd, R., Rochira, A., Santarpia, A., & 4 othersSammut, G., Valsiner, J., Valmorbida, A. & Re.Cri.Re. Consortium, 1 Jan 2018, In: P L o S One. 13, 1, p. e0189885 33 p., e0189885.

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