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Europeanisation of Public Spheres? 
Political Mobilisation, Public Communication, and the European Union

Programme Schedule

Friday 20 June
14:00-15:00: Welcome and Introduction
15:00-17:00: Paper Session – Political Actors and Communication Strategies
Chair: Paul Statham
Peter Anderson and Aileen McLeod (University of Central Lancashire) - The Great Non-Communicator? The mass communication deficit of the European Parliament and its press directorate
Discussant: Julie Firmstone (University of Leeds)
Maria Trif and Doug Imig (University of Memphis, USA)– Demanding to be heard: Social movements and the crafting of the new Europe
Discussant: Paul Statham
Ruud Koopmans and Barbara Pfetsch (WZB Berlin, Universität Hohenheim) - Europeanised political communication: Comparing the role of political actors and the media in Germany
Discussant: Christoph Meyer
17:00-17:15: Coffee
17:15-18:45: Paper Session – Mass Media Discourses and European Integration
Chair: Paul Statham
Cornelia Dereje, Cathleen Kantner and Hans-Jörg Trenz (Humboldt Universität Berlin) – The quality press and European integration 
Discussant: Barbara Berkel
Christoph Meyer (Universität zu Köln) – Towards a Europeanization of Socio-Economic Discourses? A Study of Quality Press Coverage of the EU’s Provisions for the Co-ordination of Economic Policies since Amsterdam
Discussant: Barbara Pfetsch
20:00: Common Dinner

Saturday 21 June
9.30-11.30: Paper Session – The Public Sphere and Europeanization
Chair: David E. Morrison (University of Leeds)
Marianne van de Steeg and Thomas Risse (European University Institute, Freie Universität Berlin) – An Emerging European Public Sphere? Theoretical Clarifications and some Empirical Results
Discussant: Juan Diéz Medrano (Universität Bremen)
Ruud Koopmans and Jessica Erbe (WZB Berlin) - Towards a European public sphere? Vertical and horizontal dimensions of Europeanised political communication
Discussant: Doug Imig
Bernhard Peters and Stefanie Sifft (Universität Bremen) – The transnationalization of public spheres: A public discourse approach
Discussant: Jeannette Mak
11:30-11:45: Coffee
11:45-13:15: Paper Session – Europeanization: Southern countries’ experiences
Chair: Andrea Romano
Donatella della Porta, Manuela Caiani, Lorenzo Mosca and Sara Valenza (European University Institute, Universita degli Studi di Firenze)– Forms of Europeanization of the public sphere in Italy in a cross-time, cross-issue and cross-media perspective
Discussant: Andrea Romano
Ece Göztepe-Celebi and Aykut Celebi (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Uinversity of Ankara) – European public sphere in the periphery? The public discussion on the European Union in Turkey in 2002
Discussant: Emily Gray (University of Leeds)
Lunch buffet
14:15-16:15: Paper Session – Europeanization: Comparing National Experiences
Chair: Thomas Diez
Virginie Guiraudon and Paul Statham (CRAPS/CNRS Lille, University of Leeds) –  Contesting Europe and the “Europeanization” of policy debates in France and the UK
Discussant: Peter Anderson
Margit Jochum and Jeannette Mak (Universität Zürich, Universiteit van Amsterdam)– Europeanization without membership, membership without Europeanization? An analysis of agricultural and monetary issues in the national public spheres of Switzerland and the Netherlands
Discussant: Thomas Diez
Carolina G. de Miguel and Anke Tresch (Universitat Pompéu Fabra Barcelona, Universität Zürich) – Towards a fragmentation of national public spheres? Public discourse on European integration and pensions in Spain and Switzerland
Discussant: Hans-Jörg Trenz
16:15-16:30: Coffee
16:30-18:00: Panel Discussion with members of the Board of Advisors: Experiences of Europeanisation – Past, Ideal, and Realistic Paths
In this panel discussion, each of the board of advisors will speak for between five to ten minutes with respect to the following issues:
  • How Europeanisation has impacted upon their experiences in their position.
  • What they think the public sphere in Europe should ideally be.
  • To what extent this vision is viable/realisable according to their experiences
There will then be questions and discussion.
Chair: Jeannette Mak
Participants (confirmed):
  • Henrik Enderlein - ECB inter-institutional relations
  • José Manuel Costa - correspondent in London for Abc
  • Bino Olivi – former spokesperson of European Commission
  • Andrea Romano - Director of Italianieuropei - Fondazione di cultura politica
  • Felipe Sahagún - Journalist of El Mundo
  • Dario Valcárcel - Editor of Política Exterior and collaborator with Abc
19:30 Common Dinner

Sunday 22 June
09:30-11.00: Paper Session – The Mass Media and Europeanization
Chair: Donatella Della Porta
Silke Adam and Barbara Berkel (Universität Hohenheim)– Media structures as a brake block of the Europeanisation of public spheres? Development of a cross-national typology
Discussant: Marianne van de Steeg
Christoph Münzing and Hans-Jörg Trenz (Humboldt Universität Berlin) – “Qua vadis Europe?” Quality newspapers struggling for European unity
Discussant: Carolina de Miguel
11:00-11:15: Coffee
11:15-12:00: Paper Session – The Internet and Europeanization
Chair: Jeanette Mak
Ruud Koopmans and Ann Zimmermann (WZB Berlin) - Internet: A New Potential for European Political Communication?
Discussant: Jan Beyers
Lunch buffet
13:00-14:30: Paper Session - Researching Key Issues
Chair: Ruud Koopmans
Jan Beyers and Bart Kerremans (Universiteit Leiden, Universiteit Leuven)– Access and Legitimacy: Outline of a Research Project
Discussant: Virginie Guiraudon
Rolf-Hagen Schulz-Forberg (European University Institute) – title to be announced
Discussant: Jos de Beus (Amsterdam)
14:30-15:00: Conclusions
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