OppAttune: Countering Oppositional Political Extremism

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies (CCDS) is a member of the 鈥淥ppAttune 鈥 Countering Oppositional Political Extremism Through Attuned Dialogue: Track, Attune, Limit鈥 research project for Horizon Europe 2023, funded by the European Research Council.

Set to begin in April 2023, OppAttune brings together an ambitious multi-disciplinary team of academics and practitioners to examine the evolution of political extremism and its influence on social and political dialogue with the aim to track, attune and limit the spread of oppositional extreme narratives.

The three objectives of the project are defined as follows:

  1. To听track听the evolution of extreme political narratives within media, local ecologies and living democracies and establish the psychological, sociological and anthropological drivers of extremism.
  2. To听attune听capacity for public dialogue by modelling how the evolution of extreme political narratives impact social and political dialogue.
  3. To听limit听the rise of extreme political narratives and their potential to become violent political transformations disrupting democratic processes such as democratic elections.