Based on a wide-range of multidisciplinary research and monitoring methods, this project is designed around four major objectives:
- Monitoring the EU images in the daily coverage of the most popular prestigious national newspapers, prime time television news bulletins, and relevant Internet sites.
- Surveying public opinion on the EU
- Detecting view and attitudes on the EU among national political, business, civil society and media policy- and decision-makers
- Producing policy-recommendations for the EU and external stakeholders
All activities outlined are replicated in each respective country. They reach a great number of students, researchers, and stakeholders and occur within the same time frame for each sub-project. Projects involve both young researchers in the beginning of their academic career and experienced noted scholars from different disciplines. Close cooperation and research synergy across borders are among major achievements of the project.
The results of study have been presented at international conferences and in scientific publications. Results have also been presented to the EC Delegations in the Asia-Pacific region. Project finds have been also incorporated into teaching activities of the NCRE and reported in regional media.