RelEP

Religion in the European Parliament and in European multi-level governance

 

RelEP is an international research project  that investigates the religious beliefs and preferences of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs). 

In particular, RelEP aims at answering at the following questions: 

Are European elites more secularized than EU citizens and national politicians?

Which effects does religion have on the political socialization of MEPs (cross-party structures, religious lobbies) and, conversely, what is the EP’s influence on religion?

How do religion, coalition- and decision-making interact at the European level? What happens in the triangular relationship between nation, Europe, and religion?

The project is coordinated by  François Foret, professor of  Political Science, CEVIPOL/Institute for European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles.