Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies

SPARTA Research Center

Doctoral School in Communication Sciences

organize

the international workshop

e-COMMUNICATING OF EUROPE

Bucharest, December 4-5, 2015

 

This workshop is supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS-UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0599.

 

            The democratic, symbolic and communication deficits related to the European Union are pervasive both in the scientific literature and in the official documents issued by EU institutions. Throughout the years, attempts have been made to bridge the gap between EU organizations and European citizens: the European Capital of Culture, the European Years, or EU's online platforms. The main aims of these attempts have been to adopt a ‘bottom-up’ strategy of communication where subsidiarity and decentralization prevail (Pütz, 2002). This approach has focused on listening to, communicating and connecting with citizens by "going local".

            The European Union has adapted to the new social formations that have been greatly influenced by the evolution of mass-media and the internet-based technologies (Castells, 1996) which have held "the promise of reviving the public sphere" (Papacharissi, 2002) by shaping "a network society". This new form of social formation has "an infrastructure of social and media networks enabling its prime mode of organization at all levels (individual, group/organizational and societal)” (van Dijk, 2006). Nowadays online subsidiarity through which the European citizen is empowered, has become more salient within the context of digitalization and it allows the development of a new form of European citizenship.

            This international workshop aims to bring together researchers presenting a broad variety of approaches to the ways in which European countries and EU institutions have (or have not) succeeded in promoting themselves online, in initiating and/or maintaining an online dialogue with European citizens.

            This workshop is the perfect opportunity for young researchers and PhD students to share their scientific work in an interdisciplinary context and to take part in debates over the advantages and disadvantages of e-communicating.

No participation fee

In the attachments you may find the thematic scope of the workshop and details about the submission of abstracts, submission of papers etc.

Important dates: closing date for submission of abstracts: 15 November 2015; notification of abstract acceptance: 20 November 2015.

 


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