Comparative workpackage reports

The EUROSPHERE Consortium has produced comparative studies of different features of European public spheres.

In WP4 the project assesses comparatively the impact of individual citizens’ patterns of involvement, their belongings, and their co-otherness on their attitudes to diversity, the EU polity (EP), and the formation of a European Public Sphere (EPS). Existing survey data (ESS, EVS, ISSP, Eurobarometer) are contrasted with EUROSPHERE data. In this research component, the project assesses comparatively citizens’ patterns of involvement and their cognitive/actual ability to act as co-others and how these are related to attitudes to the idea of Europe.

WP Report 4.1 H. Sicakkan
Y. Zografova
Citizens’ Impact on the Articulation
of European Public Sphere:
Explaining Citizens’ Attitudes To European Integration
WP Report 4.2 Y. Zografova Widening Intercultural Representations:
The Citizens Aspect of Development of European Public Sphere
WP Report 4.3 M. Klicperová-Baker
J. Košťál
Patterns of Intolerance
What is behind the attitudes to Roma,
Gays and Immigrant Minorities?


In WP5 the attitudes towards diversity, the European Public Sphere, and the European Polity among European elites and central organizations that are participants in European public debates (political parties, social movements, think tanks, and print and broadcast media) are analyzed. Each report assesses contributions of these social and political actors to the articulation of the European public spheres.

WP Report 5.1 L. Barani
G. Sciortino
The Role of Think Tanks in The Articulation of The European Public Sphere
WP Report 5.2 R. Sata The Role of Political Parties in the Articulation of the European Public Sphere
WP Report 5.3 A. Kutay
A. Arribas
The Role of SMOs/NGOs in the Articulation of the European Public Sphere
WP Report 5.4.1 A. Selmeczi
R. Sata
The Role of Print and Broadcast Media in the Articulation of the European Public Sphere:
Comparative Qualitative Analysis of Selected
Eurosphere Media Representative Interviews
WP Report 5.4.2 D. Bakalova
Y. Zografova
The Role of Print and Broadcast Media in the articulation of the European Public Sphere:
Qualitative Case Studies:
Reform Treaty & Constructing Europe and the EU


In WP6 the various impacts of different kinds of European publics and sub-European communicative spaces on the articulation of European public spheres are analyzed.

WP Report 6.1/2 H. van de Beek
F. Vermeulen
M. Lagerspetz
Minorities, the European Polity and a nascent European Public Sphere & Nationalizing spaces
WP Report 6.3 K. Creutz-Kämppi
P. Holley
P. A. Kraus
P. Laine
J. Warius
Assessing Transnational Spaces
WP Report 6.4 H. Sicakkan Trans-Europeanizing Political Spaces in Europe


In WP7 the intersectional and/or gendered nature of European Public Spheres are assessed and analyzed. Different parts of the WP7 report assesses the impact of gender concerns and the roles of feminist organizations in the European public spheres are assessed.

WP Report 7 B.Siim
H. Pristed Nielsen
L. Rolandsen Agustín
A. Arribas Lozano
N. García-González
A. Álvarez Veinguer
J. Košťál
H. Pristed Nielsen
T. Flyger
The role of Gender Groups and the Impact of Gender Concerns on the Articulation of EPS
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