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Workshop: Reviving the European Project - Innovative communication to tackle Euroscepticism


31 Jan 2018 09:45


EURACTIV Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1,
1041  Brussels

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S - Workshop, course


Public Affairs

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Event Description

Comprehending and Debating Euroscepticism (CODES) is a project combining research and public awareness building, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme. Through local public debates in Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and Latvia, the project identified the sources of public Euroscepticism, and developed tools to better communicate EU policies at national and local levels. This workshop will present and discuss innovative communication ideas that could impact in the run-up of the 2019 European Parliament elections.
9:45 Registrations
10:00 Welcoming by Christophe Leclercq 
10:05-10:10 Welcoming words by Gilles Pelayo, Head of the "Europe for citizens" Unit at the EACEA
10:10-10:30 Comprehending Euroscepticism? Results from the CODES project: Aneta Világi & Pavol Baboš, Comenius University, CODES project leaders
10:30-11:20 INTERACTIVE PANEL: Debating the CODES project’s results - Q&A
  • What are the main roots of Euroscepticism? Euroscepticism and national politics
  • Forces at work: Pro-European & Fact-checking versus Populism & Fake News
  • Could democratic conventions/citizens’ consultations contribute to revive the European project?
  • How can we link this issue to the upcoming 2019 EP Elections?
11:20-11:40 BRAINSTORMING SESSION in 8 small groups: Discussing the practical solutions
  • Euroscepticism and fake news: what should the EU do?
  • How to engage regional and local media ?
  • Decentralised approaches to communicate EU policies
  • How democratic conventions/citizens’ consultations can help?
11:40-12:00 Wrap-up and concluding remarks
12:00 Networking Lunch


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