Federal funding for Professor Herrmann Schmitt and Professor Harald Schoen

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved Prof. Hermann Schmitt's proposal for the project "Friends and Foes of the European Union: The Nature of the Gap between them, and the likely Consequences of it (ProConEU)" as an additional component for the project B3.1838 "Illiberal Democrats".

The project investigates the causes and consequences of "illiberal democratic" attitudes and the relationship between such attitudes, party programmes, social media communication, citizens' voting behaviour and their support for the European Union.