European Media Platforms: assessing positive and negative externalities for European Culture

The EUMEPLAT project aims at analyzing the role of media platforms in fostering or dismantling European identity. Drawing on the assumption that European dimension has rarely been dominant in media history and focusing on the “platformization” process and its positive and negative externalities, the main research question is whether or not new platforms are making European culture more European or not.

Our Approach in Assessing European Media Platforms:

  • WHAT?

    EUMEPLAT will analyze the role of media platforms in fostering or dismantling European identity

  • HOW?

    We will look whether or not new media platforms are making European culture more European, based on indicators related to production, consumption and representation.

  • WHY?

    The project will provide policy-makers with a better understanding of critical aspects of contemporary media landscape

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EUMEPLAT is carried out by:

  1. Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione (IULM), Italy // coordinator
  2. Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow Institut (HBI), Germany
  3. New Bulgarian University (NBU), Bulgaria
  4. UNIMED – Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo (UNIMED), Italy
  5. Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain
  6. Universiteit Gent (UGent), Belgium
  7. Bilkent Universitesi Vakif (BILKENT), Turkey
  8. Ethniko Kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon (NKUA), Greece
  9. Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
  10. Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia (UNIVE), Italy
  11. Foreningen IKED (IKED), Sweden
  12. Univerzita Karlova (CU), Czech Republic

The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and spans over 3 years (March 2021-February 2024).


Project References: Eumeplat is a H2020 Transformations project with media and communication studies scholars from twelve institutions coming from ten countries ( Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden).  The coordinator is Prof. Andrea Miconi from the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM (Milan, Italy). The project runs for 36 months between 2021 and 2024.

  • Funded Under




  • Topic

    TRANSFORMATIONS-10-2020 – Evolving European media landscapes and Europeanisation

  • Funding Scheme

    RIA – Research and Innovation action

  • Project Duration

    1 March 2021 – 29 February 2024