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Inspired by: FP7 » Growing interest in role of media in public attitudes to EU politics

version: 2 / updated: 2010-12-04
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Originally submitted by: Ian Miles
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Participation and citizenship in Europe

Optional reference/s to FP7 project/s

Use the following format: Project Acronym (Project Reference No.). Use commas if more than one project is associated to this Wild Card, for example: ALFA-BIRD (213266), SAFAR (213374), LAPCAT-II (211485)

Signal's headline

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Growing interest in role of media in public attitudes to EU politics

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
Growing interest in role of media in public attitudes to EU politics


TV, culture, identity, culture, fashion

Signal's first apperance

before 2000

Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 Huge success of a Euro TV show creates either great fascination in EU politics (celebrities etc) continuation
#2 Fuels very deep cynicism continuation
#3 New youth/children culture around Euro-themes, big fashion for things EU new/emerging


please specify
please select
Level 3: important for the European Union

Filters preventing the signal's monitoring

information/communicational filters (media/editorial interests, language, reasoning)
cultural/religious filters (values, traditions, faith, spiritual beliefs)
affective filters (emotions, anxiety, self-doubt)
political filters (party or ideological interests)

Signal's relevance for European Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Behavioural change
Social cohesion and diversity

Signal's relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
Social Sciences and Humanities