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The MEDIATIZED EU research teams from six partner institutions presented the preliminary results of media analysis and elite interviews in the Twenty-Ninth International Conference of Europeanists titled “Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias”, held in the University of Iceland, in Reykjavik, between June 27 and 29. The participants presented in the panel “Elite and Media Discourses on the European Union”, chaired by Dr. Gyorgy Lengyel and Dr. Sonia Boulos, with Dr. Lia Tsuladze as discussant.

In the conference, the MEDIATIZED EU researchers addressed the cases of Hungary, Portugal, Georgia, Estonia, Spain, and Ireland. The team of the Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB), György Lengyel, Borbála Göncz, Lilla Tóth, and Attila Melegh, presented on “The Role of Elites in the Framing of the EU image in Hungary”. From the Centre for Social Studies (CES), Maria Raquel Freire and Sofia José Santos presented on “Portuguese Elite and Media Discourses on the European Union”. Lia Tsuladze – Centre for Social Sciences (CSS), presented “Does Georgia Deviate from the European Course? Polarized Political and Media Discourses”.

Holger Mölder – Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), presented “The Age of Polarization and Building an Ethnonationalist Community in Estonia”. Tetyana Lokot and Alessio Cornia – Dublin City University (DCU) presented “Political and Media Discourses on Europeanisation in Ireland: Key Trends and Factor”; and the team of the Nebrija University (UANE), Sonia Boulos, Gracia Abad, Luis M. Pedrero, and Marcos Mayo, presented on “Media Discourses Shaping The Europeanization Process: The Case of Spain”.


You can see the program by clicking here.