CSS was awarded a new project under the European Commission Horizon 2020 program (H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020). The project entitled “Mediatized Discourses on Europeanization and Their Representations in Public Perceptions” [MEDIATIZED EU] is coordinated by Dublin City University and involves the following partners: University of Nebrija Madrid, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Center of Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal, European Neighbourhood Council, Belgium, and Corvinus University of Budapest. CSS will be leading WP2 – Research.
The MEDIATIZED EU project aims to study how the media discourses are constructed to foster or hamper the European project and how they resonate among the public by focusing on the elite-media-public triangle. We believe it is crucial to reveal the specifics of such mediatization of political discourses on Europeanization across Europe, namely, the so-called Old and New European and EaP countries. We will take a comprehensive mixed-methods approach with qualitative, quantitative and deliberative research components. We will integrate desk research to review the transformations of media discourses since the start of the 21st century, content
analysis and critical discourse analysis of the current media discourses, in-depth interviews with political and media elites, nation-wide representative surveys of the population, and finally, deliberative discussions with relevant publics in the target countries. The project will provide a cross-country comparative analysis of seven target countries, as well as develop policy recommendations for national and EU policymakers.