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THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC SPHERE:
from critical thinking to responsible action

02/02/2012 Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040
- Brussels

    

Page updated 10/2/2012


You can now download most of the presentations from the Conference Programme page.

Info to participants:
Due to the number of registrations, it is highly recommended to be at the registration desk well in advance.

Please remind to bring with you an ID document as security measures are quite strict at the Committee of the Regions.



The Conference
   
In order for the European Integration Project to develop further and beyond its economic rationale, European citizens need a well-functioning European Public Sphere (EPS) where they can discuss Europe and participate in European debates and policymaking.

After years of debate on how the EU could and should better communicate Europe to its citizens (e.g. Plan D for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate – 2005; White Paper on a European Communication Policy - 2006), the EPS is still essentially a topic for academics and researchers rather than a critical informed Public European space where citizens can fully contribute to debate about the EU, its role, its politics and its present and future challenges.

The conference will gather academics, policy makers, and practitioners with the aim to generate a truly multi-stakeholders and multilevel debate on the EPS. Within the scope of the Conference, the EPS will be approached from its essential dimensions of 1) citizenship building, 2) intercultural dialogue and 3) multi level governance.

The conference will be in English, translation is not provided.


Registration

Registration/attendance is free of charge but compulsory.
In order to register please use the following link: Register here.

For more info please contact: Luciano Morganti

The Conference is organized by the ECREA International and Intercultural Communication, Journalism Studies and Communication Law & Policy Sections, by SMIT and hosted at the Committee of the Regions. The Conference is co-financed by the LLL programme of the EU.

As from 13:30h conference participants will be able to access the restaurant of the Committe of the Regions located in the same building.

Due to the number of registrations, it is highly recommended to be at the registration desk well in advance.

Please remind to bring with you an ID document as security measures are quite strict at the Committee of the Regions.


Conference Programme
Conference Abstracts
Practical Info
Participants' Bios