TEMPORARY WORKING GROUP
The TWG aims to shed light on the impact of the European public sphere on the future of European integration.
The constructive discussions and the collaborative work stimulated by this TWG will open up new directions in research in the field and will explore new theoretical frameworks that explain how current communication practices, including media visibility and framing, public discourse, citizens’ perceptions and participation, influence the development of a European arena of communication.
The results of the discussions within the TWG will impact significantly on the analysis of EU Communication and the European public sphere. Furthermore, the conceptual and methodological framework for investigating the role of the media and opinion leaders in shaping people’s attitudes towards the European Union could be replicated and refined by similar research projects implemented in various countries of the EU. Data and results of future research in the field will set the ground for comparison within the EU counties with respect to the dynamics of public attitudes towards the EU and to the emergence of a European identity.
The constructive discussions and the collaborative work promoted by the TWG will:
Chair: Alina Bargaoanu (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania)