Post-crisis Attitudes Towards the EU: United in Adversity?

The seminar is the first one of a long-term research initiative focused on the emergence of a ‘European Public Opinion’ in three areas: education, journalism and elections.

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
13 December 2017 - 09:15h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12,08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme

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Objective

The debate regarding the attachment and appropriation of the European project by European citizens has been a key issue since the European Constitutional Treaty in 2005. The period 2008-2016 and the Union’s existential crisis throughout those years only confirmed that the project is confronted more than ever with the question of legitimacy. 

At the same, this period has been marked paradoxically by some profound changes regarding the way that our national public opinions analyse, reflect and take part in the European public debate. Are we witnessing the beginning of a credible continental public sphere? Is there any qualitative and quantitative way to assess if public opinions have gained a sort of European consciousness throughout this period? 

The seminar will address this question by looking at three areas that are considered to play a key role in current Europeanisation: European education, pan-European information habits, and politicisation of the European elections since 2014. The seminar is the first one of a long-term research initiative focused on the emergence of a ‘European Public Opinion’ in three areas: education, journalism and elections. More globally, the research stream will run in parallel of the so-called Leaders Agenda launched by Donald Tusk until 2019, prompting the question about the need to involve citizens and public opinion before the next Treaty reform. 

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SPEAKERS

Xavier Bonal

Xavier Bonal

Special Professor in Education and International Development, University of Amsterdam; Collaborator, Jaume Bofill Foundation

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

EU Correspondent, Huffington Post

Carme Colomina

Carme Colomina

Journalist, ARA Newspaper; Associate Researcher, CIDOB

Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris

Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris

Associate Researcher, CIDOB

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Research Fellow, CIDOB

Maxime Sattonnay

Maxime Sattonnay

Managing Director, COMMZ.EU

Geo Saura

Geo Saura

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Alexandra Theben

Alexandra Theben

Senior Researcher, Open Evidence

Ariadna Trillas

Ariadna Trillas

Journalist, Alternativas Económicas

Post-crisis Attitudes Towards the EU: United in Adversity? PERFORMED ACTIVITY

09:15h Registration

09:30h Introduction and presentation: post-crisis attitudes in the EU

Pol Morillas, Research Fellow, CIDOB

Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, Associate Researcher, CIDOB

 

 

10:00h Re-imagining education for European citizenship

Moderated by: Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, Associate Researcher, CIDOB

Xavier Bonal, Special Professor in Education and International Development, University of Amsterdam; Collaborator, Jaume Bofill Foundation

Geo Saura, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Alexandra Theben, Senior Researcher, Open Evidence

 

11:00h Coffee break

11:30h A renewed interest in Europe? New information practices during the crisis

Moderated by:  Carme Colomina, Journalist, ARA Newspaper; Associate Researcher, CIDOB

Ariadna Trillas, Journalist, Alternativas Económicas

Maxime Sattonnay, Managing Director, COMMZ.EU

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen, EU Correspondent, Huffington Post 

12:30h Closure