The article “What is Europe? The meaning of Europe in different social contexts in Switzerland” has recently been published in Swiss Political Science Review by Swiss Invent team member Jörg Röss, Georg Datler and Julia Schroedter. They analyzed the meanings that persons associate with Europe for a sample of the population of Switzerland. From this analysis six meaning dimensions emerge, which are differently related to identification with Europe. Overall, the article shows that individuals, who tend to benefit from Europe, i.e. EU citizens or persons with higher education, attribute more positive meanings to Europe and thus identify more strongly with Europe.

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