The Road (map) to the European Parliament elections 2019: (how) the media can play a role

The project was co-financed by the European Union in the frame of the European Parliament’s grant programme in the field of communication. The European Parliament was not involved in its preparation and is, in no case, responsible for or bound by the information for opinions expressed in the context of this project. In accordance with applicable law, the authors, interviewed people, publishers or programme broadcasters are solely responsible. The European Parliament can also not be held liable for direct or indirect damage that may result from the implementation of the project.

Principle Objective
Accompany the entire process leading up to the EP 2019 Elections via fact-based, informative media coverage so as to contribute to a higher level of knowledge and informed debate amongst the European electorate.

Specific Objectives

  1. Explain the key legislative topics, processes and influence/impact of the EP.
  2. Foster debate between stakeholders and MEPs/candidates to highlight the democratic process and importance of voting.
  3. Emphasize that the EP is constantly working to uphold democratic values.
  4. Counter fake news with quality media content.

Topics and timing
The project will run before, during and after the European Parliament elections of 2019. Broad coverage will be given to the election campaign at the EU and national level, the position of the different parties, the implications of the elections for the future of Europe and the election results.
Special focus will be kept on three main topic areas which will be mostly debated and become relevant in the heat of the electoral campaign:

  1. Economy and growth
  2. Migration and security
  3. Social Europe

Countries
We leverage the EURACTIV pan-European media network to cover the topics most relevant in key countries. The involved countries are: France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal.
Thanks to our media partners, we will publish additional content in Poland (Gazeta Wyborcza).
Content is published in English on euractiv.com on the Politics Hub, which acts as a central content repository. Content is exchanged for localised translation among the partners.

For content and coverage published under this action please visit the Politics Hub on euractiv.com.

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