Project Details


ETHOS is a Horizon2020 project developed to create a new integrative perspective on justice and fairness.

‘Justice’ is a word that is widely used in politics and policies in many different countries and also in the European Union itself. We are interested in uncovering what different people ­- activists, policymakers, professionals, the person on the street– mean by ‘justice’ and ‘fairness’ to better understand the possibilities of justice, and also why for some people it seems so difficult to achieve. The study will inform a wide range of stakeholders (including, but not restricted to policymakers) about different understandings and experiences of justice with a view to supporting attempts to reverse inequalities and to promote justice.

The Bristol element of the Ethos Project
Researchers: Professor Bridget Anderson and Dr Pier-Luc Dupont, Research Associate, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Layman's description

ETHOS ( is a large European Union funded project involving research institutes in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK and Turkey.
Alternative titleTowards a European Theory of Justice and Fairness
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/19

Structured keywords

  • Migration Mobilities Bristol