DiCE – Differentiation: Clustering Excellence

European Commission

Funding programme:
Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme

Project duration:




  • European University Institute  (Italy, coordinator)
  • ARENA – University of Oslo (Norway)
  • Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)
  • Trans European Policy Studies Association (Belgium)
  • University of Exeter (United Kingdom)

Funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, DiCE aims to establish a large research network designed to support policy decisions on EU differentiation.

Building on three ongoing H2020 sister projects on differentiation (EU3DEuidea and InDivEU), DiCE creates a unique cluster of excellence by bringing together the European University Institute, ARENA – Centre for European Studies at University of Oslo, Istituto Affari Internazionali, the University of Exeter and the Trans European Policy Studies Association.

DiCE’s overarching objective is to ensure that state-of-the-art research on differentiation is properly translated into policy-relevant advice and made readily accessible to policy-makers at European, national and regional levels of governance and society, better preparing the EU for future differentiation scenarios.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870789.