Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017, 19:00 - 21:00 iCal

"Europe at what price?"

Answers beyond silos and post-truths

Großer Festsaal im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Diskussion, Round Table

This round table will launch the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration, held by Professor Katharine Sarikakis since September 1, 2016.

European integration is in the midst of financial and political crisis. Increasing economic, social and political polarisation, manifested in the rise of populist parties across the continent, and anti-integration political outcomes such as Brexit, is creating pressure challenges for younger generations, as well as for historically marginalised and new vulnerable groups. Within this context, the idea of Europe has been questioned repeatedly, as seen in media and political rhetoric of Euroscepticism and xenophobia. It has also been steered problematically by European institutions and the Eurogroup, losing much of its legitimacy as an aspiring model in the eyes of European citizens, but also globally. This Europe of crisis and challenged media freedoms will form the topical core of this high-profile panel discussion. Among the key questions to be discussed: How can we move ahead on the issue of Europe, countering communicative silos and the undermining of accurate information and democratic debate? What path can we open up, as a community of experts, journalists, institutions and engaged citizens to respond to the pressures Europe is facing? What mechanisms might lead to effective self-reflection and accountability of European institutions with regard their role in upholding fundamental rights?

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Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der Universität Wien

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Olga Kolokytha, PhD
Universität Wien
Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft