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Alison Harcourt takes part in debate over new media policy challenges for the EU

On January 15, 2018, Professor Alison Harcourt was the expert panel member on an EU Talk titled "New media policy challenges posed by the new content and distribution platforms: the EU at the crossroads”

The EUPOL Jean Monnet Chair and the PhD Program responsible of the Department of Communication and Advertising at UAB worked together to organise this new EU Talk thanks to the participation of Professor Alison Harcourt from the University of Exeter and director of the Centre for European Governance.

The Moderator of the debate was Professor Carles Llorens from the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising (UAB). The Talk was presented by Prof. Josep M. Martí i Martí, director of the PhD program from the same department.

The purpose of these round tables (organised in strong partnership with the European Documentation Centre UAB) is to serve as spaces for learning and debate about European modern topics. Strong emphasis is placed on the role of the EU as a provider of security responses to challenges (i.e. food security, energy, environment, consumers, security and defence, cybersecurity). It is about approaching the Europeanisation of such policies and to explain more in details the implications of European regulations to citizens. They are also meant to show the rising amount of rights acquired by citizens through the European legal framework. The structure of the round table usually follows the same pattern: Introduction of the topic by means of the Chair responsible or the assistant, brief intervention by the invited expert (up to 30-45 minutes), follow-up questions from the moderator of the event and finally at least 30 minutes of public debate with questions from the audience. 

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