EUMEPLAT Second Mid-Term meeting

Prague, Charles University premises

4th – 6th May 2022

From 4th to 6th May, EUMEPLAT partners will gather in Prague, hosted by Charles University, for the second Mid-Term meeting.

This will be the occasion to assess the results achieved by the project in the first year and set the work to be undertaken in the upcoming months.

The agenda is available here.

The day before, on May 3rd, a meeting of the Work Package 4 on Platformization of Media Representations is also foreseen.

Focus on

May 5, 2022

9:45 – 11:00 am CEST

Open Conference on Democracy, Media, and Affective Publics

Keynote Speaker: Zizi Papacharissi [University of Illinois and member of EUMEPLAT Scientific Board]

Democracy has long offered an idealized form of governance. What if it is not the final stop on our civic journey, but a transition stage to something more advanced? Can technology help us evolve out of dated patterns of civic participation? This talk draws on original interviews conducted with citizens of more than thirty countries, to explore what democracy is, what it means to be a citizen, and what might follow democracy. The place of technology and journalism in contemporary democracies is further clarified in the context of vibrant populism and affective modes of participation.

May 5, 2022

5:00 – 8:00 pm CEST

Work Package 5 on Power: People and Platforms: Delphi+ Workshop

The Charles University team has developed the format of the Delphi+ Workshops, held during Plenary Meetings, which allows inviting stakeholders from different fields to participate in these meetings – this expansion will help to ignite the imagination beyond academic circles and help us to bring more diversity into the building of future scenarios for Europe. For the Prague meeting, we invited European Press Prize-nominated journalist Apolena Rychlíková from A2arm.cz, a biochemist Jan Trnka, sci-fi writer Klára Vlasáková, interdisciplinary artist Jakub Jansa, feminist activist Johana Nejedlová from Konsent.cz, environmental philosopher Lukáš Likavčan and more.

Each of the invited participants will each bring the angle from their field and valuable insight to the discussions about European media platforms, issues of surveillance and resistance, destructive technologies, toxic debates and possible evolution of European media landscape.