Webinars

The future of the European Public Sphere

OpenEUdebate / Eucopol Webinar

12/05/2020

17:00 Welcome by Jorge Tuñón

17.10 – 18.30 Panel 1 La crisis de la COVID19: desinformación y recomposición de las esferas públicas europeas

Moderator: Maria Isabel Nieto (UCM)

La crisis de COVID19 parece estar profundizando las tendencias opuestas en la esfera pública europea. Por un lado, está profundizando los marcos informativos que señalan la crisis como existencial, enfatizando la falta de solidaridad y los diferentes valores. Por otro lado, esta crisis parece estar confirmando el argumento de De Wilde sobre el “intergubernamentalismo discursivo”, ya que los líderes de los Estados miembros se dirigen no solo a sus pares sino a las opiniones públicas nacionales de sus pares para promover sus ideas sobre el futuro de la UE, etc. Además, se podría discutir las nuevas dinámicas y tendencias de desinformación y noticias falsas dentro del marco de la pandemia actual y nuevo.

Guest speakers: Luis Bouza García – UAM; Uxía Carral – UC3M; Andrea Pavón – UNAV

18.30 – 18.45 Entrega de Diplomas / Coffee Break

18.45 – 19.15 Interview with Nad’a Kovalcikova (Alliance for Securing Democracy)

Eucopol and OpenEUDebate students interview Nad´a about the current situation on disinformation and EU public spheres within the current pandemic COVID-19 period.
Moderator: María Isabel Nieto – UCM

19:15 – 20:30 Panel 2 COVID19 as a focusing event for European public opinion?

Moderator: Luis Bouza García – UAM

Most assessments of the formation of public opinions towards the EU point to the importance of national leaders and frames. Even though the crises of the 2010 contributed to increase the interest for the EU in all EU member states, they were also interpreted very differently. COVID19 is likely to hit all health systems and economies equally. This panel will discuss how public opinion towards the EU will react to this crisis: will it provide incentives for a common Europe response or on the contrary will foster disappointment.

Guest speakers: Carolina Plaza Colodro – Universidad de Salamanca; Hans Jörg Trenz – University of Copenhague; Aleksandra Sojka – UC3M

20.30 – 20.45 Concluding remarks: Luis Bouza García – UAM

Registrations

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