What is the European public communication up to? Experts will meet for the 8th edition of EuroPCom to discuss its strengths and weaknesses. What are the main challenges? How can they be overcome? We already pointed out on our Journal how Perceive Project will be relevant to improve the effectiveness of EU funded projects’ communication and our team will be there to join the debate!
Communication is not cosmetics: a short interview with Matteo Salvai, Communication Officer at the European Commission DG Regio
We discussed with Matteo Salvai, Communication Officer at the European Commission Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, the weaknesses and strengths of Cohesion Policy’s communication. What are the characteristics of the most successful communication strategies? What can be improved? Read the full interview!
Does the message get across? Improving the communication of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI)
Last week at the European Week of Regions and Cities, which gathered thousands of participants from all over Europe, communication has been at the centre of the stage. The lack of awareness on Cohesion and Regional Policies among citizens is becoming an issue that needs to be tackle. Why the most local and tangible European policies are not even known by Europeans?
Smart cities projects have increased their popularity worldwide since their very first implementation. But how and to what extent have they expanded in the European Union? On which topics they have been focusing on? Read further for fresh findings from University of Portsmouth‘s team.
Is there alignment between the identification with the European project and EU Cohesion Policy? How do implementation, communication, and citizens’ perception of a distinct European identity interact? Professor Markus Höllerer from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business tells us how PERCEIVE is going to address this empirical question and help shed light on unsolved issues. In collaboration with several partner institutions, his team’s research will focus on the role of language and discourse.
An Eurosceptic sentiment is spreading in several member states. Pawel Chmielinski, PhD at the Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, illustrates how PERCEIVE might lead toward a more positive identification with the EU: there is the need to show the connection between the Union as an institution and the local context, where citizens’ everyday life is improved.