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Mapping Media for Future Democracies

Objective

To set out future-proof pathways to strengthen democracy through improving accountability, transparency and effectiveness of media production and expanding active and inclusive citizenship, the project aims to clarify the extent to which certain media under which conditions perform which democratic functions for which audiences, thus making it apparent what is at stake for democratic media - and for democracy itself.
By applying an innovative multi-method design consisting of data science methods, large-scale quantitative analyses, in-depth qualitative approaches and participatory action research, the project will cover (1) perspectives of both representative and participatory notions of democracy as they exist in European societies, (2) the entire range of news media, regardless of distribution channel, mandate, ownership and source of financing, (3) the legal and (self-)regulatory framework under which media houses and journalism operate and people use media, (4) the media's potential to promote and support political participation (supply side), and (5) the media use patterns, communication needs and democratic attitudes of the audiences (demand side) in all EU Member States.
Based on the research results, an interactive multi-layer map of European political information environments will be created, whose layers reflect the legal and regulatory framework and the democratically relevant features of media supply and demand. In addition, the obtained “real” map is to be confronted with a map of how European citizens envision the future media landscapes. By comparing these maps, conclusions can be drawn from congruencies and discrepancies between them, good practice examples can be identified and guidelines can be derived to support developments that promote democracy and counteract phenomena that may jeopardize democracy. These guidelines will be addressed to policymakers, regulators, self-regulation bodies, media houses, journalists, NGOs and citizens.

Coordinator

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Net EU contribution
€ 467 383,75
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 287 450,00
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI LINGUE E COMUNICAZIONE IULM
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 286 697,50
Address
Via Carlo Bo 1
20143 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 287 500,00
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31-007 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMMIT - COMMUNITY MEDIEN INSTITUTFUR WEITERBILDUNG, FORSCHUNG UND BERATUNG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 284 937,50
Address
Prinz-eugen-strasse 72, Top 1.5
1040 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
COFAC COOPERATIVA DE FORMACAO E ANIMACAO CULTURAL CRL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 445 250,00
Address
Av Do Campo Grande 376
1749 024 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 231 250,00
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn

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Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 225 422,50
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 231 753,75
Address
South Circular Road
V94 VN26 Limerick

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Region
Ireland Southern Mid-West
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MIROVNI INSTITUT
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 231 000,00
Address
Metelkova Ulica 6
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00