MEDIATIZED EU research on evolving narratives and dominant discourses on Europeanisation was spotlighted during a recent high-profile panel discussion about the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on EU foreign and security policy at Dublin City University.
The event, ‘EU Foreign & Security Policy: Two Years after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine’, hosted by the DCU Brexit Institute, featured a keynote speech by Federica Mogherini, Former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Rector of the College of Europe, a welcome by DCU President Prof. Daire Keogh and an expert academic panel which included MEDIATIZED EU Project Coordinator Dr Tanya Lokot.
Speaking in the context of the ongoing impact of the war on EU’s security and foreign policy priorities, Dr Lokot underscored the prevalence of war-related discourses in the cross-country data collected by the project, and highlighted the continued dominance of the EU’s normative power in elite and public perceptions of the European integration process.
“We find that that elites, media and the public alike recognise the pivotal role Ukraine now plays in defending EU security, and the key role of the EU as a powerful actor defining – and safeguarding – the common European and global democratic space,” Dr Lokot said.
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