Together with the Körber Foundation, and as part of the FutureLab Europe project, the Fritt Ord Foundation invites the public to a debate on Monday 1 September, from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
, at Fritt Ord, Oslo,
to discuss these the role of new social and digital media in the European public sphere.
Traditional media, such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television are often perceived as the stronghold of the older generations. Digital natives, born into the information age, are said to prefer online media. Does this divide reflect the European media landscape today? If we presume that an open and transparent exchange of ideas is a prerequisite for a healthy democracy – what does it say about the EU that this seems to be missing? On which arenas are European citizens most likely to engage in political debates? Can social media open up a new space for discussing the European Project?