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The EURONAT project studies the relationship (intertwined or mutually exclusive) between national identity and representations of Europe and the EU in nine countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Its main objectives are to revise and increase existing knowledge on representations of the nation, Europe and the European Union in current member states and associated countries; to study the extent to which national loyalty and identification with Europe and/or the EU are mutually exclusive or compatible and intertwined with one another; to highlight similarities and differences between the media, the elite and lay people understandings and representations of the EU and the nation and study the role of the media and the elites in creating a discursive universe; to analyse comparatively findings from the different countries concerning the above three and study similarities and differences among countries along the East-West and North-South axes; and to inform media policies on European integration and Eastern enlargement.

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Authors: STRÅTH B, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);TRIANDAFYLLIDOU A (editors),
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20788 EN (2003), 330 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20-788-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-5811-9
Record Number: 200518020 / Last updated on: 2005-03-17
Original language: en
Available languages: en