Facts and the EU - Can the EU be communicated factually and engagingly?

Date

Friday 27.02.15
09:15 to 13:00

Location

G
Dijver, Campus de Bruges
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges
Belgium
BACKGROUND

Six-pack, LTRO, Banking Union, ETS, European Semester: as the European project has become ever more complex, describing it in an appealing form to the wider public has become an ever- greater challenge. The lexical difficulty is compounded by a great variation in the relevance of the same European issues across different national audiences. At the same time, as ignorance of - or outright malevolence towards the EU and its institutions has spread, imaginative Euro-myths spread ever more widely.
The workshop
Fact-checking the EU” and panel “Communicating Facts about the EU” aim to offer CoE students a moment to reflect on how to communicate the EU both factually and appealingly.


PROGRAM

Workshop “Fact-checking the EU” – 9:15-11 (only for Students of the College of Europe)
Room G, Dijver 11, registration required on a first-come first-served basis --> email info [at] factcheckeu.org (starting Tues 27 Jan at noon)
A practical workshop for no more than 30 students (first come first served) on how to navigate EU databases and fact-check statements or common myths about the EU. 
With: Vincent Bourgeais, Eurostat and Carlo Starace, FactCheckEU.

Panel discussion “Communicating Facts about the EU” – 11:30-13 (Open to the Public - please register by using the form below)
Room G, Dijver 11

Speakers: Tom Nuttall, The Economist, Jean Quatremer, Libération, Michiel van Hulten, London School of Economics, Lisbeth Kirk, EU Observer, Maria Lastovka, Thumbs of Europe, and Alexios Mantzarlis, FactCheckEU

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(A light lunch will be offered to all participants)

CONTACT PERSON: 

Andrea Saviolo

andrea.saviolo [at] coleurope.eu

Registration for the Panel Discussion

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