EuromediApp

European Media and Plattform Policy

An Erasmus Jean Monnet Network

2020 – 2023

THE PROJECT

This network is dedicated to studying, analysing and discussing benefits and challenges of digital platforms in Europe and world-wide. Companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft are currently setting universal standards for online services, including media and communication. But their practices not always comply with European values such as openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data.

By bringing together knowledge and research capacity from all over Europe and beyond, EuromediApp provides space for national and transnational deliberation on how future digital services should and will be governed. Working papers, teaching material, workshops, conferences and dedicated schools for advanced students are our working tools.

Core partners of the EuromediApp are the Universities of Leuven (Belgium), Minho (Portugal), Padova (Italy), Budapest (Hungary), Kaunas (Lithuania), Helsinki (Finland) and Salzburg (Austria).

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WELCOME!

Introduction

Josef Trappel, coordinator of EuromediApp at the University of Salzburg, introduces the network and invites scholars and the interested public to join. The network is academically hosted by the Euromedia Research Group, a longstanding working group on media policy.

THE PLAN

Modules

EuromediApp operates for three years (2020 – 2023) along three modules:

  1. European political democracy (inclusion and exclusion, diversity and uniformity, trust and distrust);
  2. the quality of European (news) ecology, including journalism, individualised procedures of political information, populism, polarisation and depolarisation, personalisation, scandalisation, information/propaganda/misinformation; and
  3. European governance models of digital media and the internet by media/platform companies and governments, utopian and dystopian views of digital media and democracy.

Workshops and conferences

Academic experienced professors work in teams with young and early-career academics in each module. Findings are discussed in interdisciplinary workshops at the university level by all partners. Furthermore, findings and results are taken to the national level, where three dissemination conferences with stakeholders are organised by the network in Leuven, Kaunas and Braga. Participants and addressees are (media policy) politicians, journalists, editors, academics, communication professionals, lobbyists, civil society representatives, activists etc.

Finally, in 2023, a European dissemination conference will be held in Leuven, Belgium, with input from the research work of the network members, addressing the European policy level, European parliamentarians, representatives of the European Commission, media companies and global platform players.

Summer and winter schools

In parallel, the network disseminates its work in two academic summer and winter schools, in Salzburg, Austria, and Venice, Italy, following an open call for participants. Outstanding academic staff from the network and beyond will teach at these summer and winter schools and give advice to PhD projects and other research projects in the field.

Audio-visual teaching material

Network members develop audio-visual teaching material based on the latest publication by members of the Euromedia Research Group, “Comparative Media Policy, Regulation and Governance in Europe. Unpacking the Policy Cycle” (2018). All book chapters will be supplemented by professionally recorded audio-visual material produced by the network, and made available online in teaching units, available open access on this website.

Latest news

Kick-off meeting with EU Commission's EACEA: officers confirm "maximum flexibility" for CoViD-19 related changes in Jean Monnet programmes.

Our Jean Monnet Network @EuromediApp kicking off these days: first workshop with presentations by @johanna_kantola, Hans Jörg Trentz, @annliffey and @VStetka on European democracy and media+platforms. Working papers on our website http://euromediapp.org coming soon, stay tuned!

Had a chance to present our @EUGenDem research and co-authored work on equalities and populism @elombardo12 in @euromediapp workshop ”European Political Democracy”, which included a talk by Hans-Jörg Trenz on European values and a nice interdisciplinary dialogue @JosefTrappel

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Good start of the Jean Monnet Network @EuromediApp with online presentations by @johanna_kantola and Hans Jörg Trentz on European Political Democracy. Check for Working Papers on @euromediapp Coming soon

Deep-rooted economic crises challenge investigative journalism worldwide
Funds for investigative reporting are drying out in many countries. Read the latest research report by the Media for Democracy Monitor
http://euromediagroup.org/mdm/press

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