The project Adequate Information Management in Europe aims at investigating the media's impact on the European public sphere with regard to actors (media institutions and organisations on European, national, regional and local levels as well as journalists , correspondents and editors etc.) and mechanisms (EU news management processes). In the centre of attention will be how the mass media manage and produce positive and negative EU coverage and assessment in the context of diverse journalistic and editorial cultures, standards and ethical considerations in Europe. The project is based on two levels: First, it examines the practical conditions that determine if a European issue is set on the news agenda or not. Secondly, it deals with the normative approach, that only the access to EU information and its plurality can provide a basis for democracy and a European public sphere as well as in a further step a breeding ground for active civic participation, European citizenship and identity and for public governan ce. This is also linked to the aim to enhance the openness, transparency, accountability and legitimacy of the political system of the EU and may not only concern an elite group of intellectuals, but moreover the European peoples without distinguishing bet ween gender, age, class and ethnicity. The achievements and shortcomings concerning mass media structures and performances are of crucial importance to define the state of development of a European public sphere and to create standards to overcome the hurd les while taking the information inflow by the European institutions and organisations as well as the audiences' needs and expectations seriously into account. All this will be analysed by a consortium of researchers of EU states, candidate countries and n on-EU but European states.
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Funding SchemeSTIP - Specific Targeted Innovation Project