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Media and the European Public Sphere

Grant Holders: Dr Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Dr Stephen Cushion

Funder: European Commission

EUROSPHERE is a European Commission-funded Integrated Project within the 6th Framework Programme.

The EUROSPHERE Consortium comprises 17 European universities and research institutes and approximately 150 researchers work in the project's different parts and phases.

The main objective of EUROSPHERE is to create innovative perspectives on the European Public Sphere and to identify the conditions that enable or undermine the articulation of an inclusive European Public Sphere. Research carried out in 2008/9 will examine political parties, media output, think tanks and social movements across 17 European countries. Dr Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Dr. Stephen Cushion are co-ordinating the media element of the project.