The overall objective of the MEDIADELCOM project is to develop a diagnostic tool for the holistic assessment of risks and opportunities concerning deliberative communication and, consequently, social cohesion in Europe. The diagnostic tool will enable the drawing of multiple risks and opportunity scenarios of the European media landscape and of the development of the media landscapes in individual EU Member States.
To achieve this objective, MEDIADELCOM will:
- Detect and describe configurations of the potential sources of Risks and Opportunities (ROs) for deliberative communication in four domains (legal and ethical considerations, journalism, media usage patterns, media-related competencies) and formulate conceptual and operational variables for revealing the interrelations between them.
- Map and analyse ROs-related research and data, enabling the assessment of the quality of the research on media related ROs in different EU countries.
- Describe and analyse nation-specific paths and Europe-wide trends in the development of the European media landscape.
- Compose a diagnostic tool by assembling relevant conditions and variables derived from ROs matrices. Using this tool, potential future scenarios and their outcomes will be outlined to illuminate plausible future developments of media landscapes which either support or imperil deliberative communication.
The project consortium:
University of Tartu (UTARTU, Coordinator), Estonia
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (UCM), Slovakia
Masaryk University (MUNI), Czech Republic
University of Warsaw (UWARSAW), Poland
Department of Political Science, University of Zagreb (FPZG), Croatia
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (USOFIA), Bulgaria
Riga Stradins University (RSU), Latvia
Erich-Brost Institute (TUD), Germany
University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy
Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece
Center for Independent Journalism (CJI), Romania
Mérték (MERTEK), Hungary
School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University (HLK), Sweden
Jönköping International Business School (IHH), Sweden
Mid Sweden University (MIUN), Sweden
The Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria
Media Diversity Institute Global (MDIG), Belgium
ELIAMEP project team:
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Senior Researcher
Anna Kandyla, Researcher
You may find more information on the project here: www.mediadelcom.eu