European Media and Platform Policy

An Erasmus Jean Monnet Network


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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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.



EuromediApp operates for three years (2020 โ€“ 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, โ€œComparative Media Policy, Regulation and Governance in Europe. Unpacking the Policy Cycleโ€ (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

๐Ÿ“ข Winter School ๐Ÿ“ข

Are you a PhD or a Master student? Interested in news, platforms and politics? Do you want to have an incredible 1-week immersion in the topic, hearing and talking to experienced and emerging scholars?

This is for you! Apply here:

๐Ÿšจ Publication alert! ๐Ÿšจ

The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021 books published by @Nordicom_News are online!

Vol 1: ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Vol 2: ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

Findings by a fantastic research team working with the @EuromediaRG!

๐Ÿšจ Have you missed the MDM 2021 launch webinar?

Now you can watch it and learn about our latest findings:

Our findings are also available on the #MDM2021 website: Open access book by @Nordicom_News with full reports coming soon!

๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข MDM 2021 official launch

Join us for this Media for Democracy Monitor webinar!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 15th April | 15:00 CET

Findings of the 2021 edition on how leading news media in 18 countries are performing with regard to democratic core values.


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