Darmstadt, Germany (November 15-19, 2015)
The media analysis Workshop was led by Professor Natalia Chaban, Jean Monnet Chair and C3EU Leader, in collaboration with Prof Michele Knodt, C3EU partner. The Workshop met several key objectives. Firstly, it introduces the early-career researchers to the study “Crisis Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: EU Perceptions in Ukraine, Israel and Palestine (C3EU)” by presenting its context, goals, key tasks and the project timeline. Secondly, the Workshop trained C3EU young researchers in the original media content analysis in order to ensure the correct application of methodology and consistency throughout the media analysis process. Thirdly, it identifies and addressed any horizontal methodological issues cutting across different tasks of the project. Finally, the meeting served as a teambuilding activity, which facilitated networking among the members of the project team, and early-career researchers in particular.
The C3EU Network acknowledges the importance of capacity building in the field of European Union integration. The training of scholars (at early-career stage) is seen as the most important tool in the ongoing sustainability of this research field and the skills and materials developed as the core of this research training will ensure the continuation of scholarly research into European integration.