par Arifon, Olivier
Référence Tuning into the Noise of Europe (2018: The Hague)
Publication Non publié, 2018
Communication à un colloque
Résumé : Within the European union, does an integral European public space, place of legitimation of politics, exist? According to (Dacheux, 2008), the answer to that question is negative. A public space is defined as a place where debates between contradictories made by all types of actors occur. Its non-existence is visible on a daily basis for the European citizens and its dynamism would signify a vibrant public space and successful European media. That is currently not the reality. Nevertheless, some fragments of a European public space exist, as the ones created by NGO’s coalitions. Another particular place exists, debating of questions concerning European citizens. This space is composed of dialog between companies, broadly professional organisations, and civils servants of the Commission, broadly Institutions. The political construction of Europe elaborates by agreements between governments (Telo, 1995). During the 80 and the 90s, the economic construction adopt the same process. The federations organise themselves efficiently in order to lobby the Commission. In a way, they create a European space at their advantage. Which challenges are raised by the lobbying activities by European federations in the communication and the comprehension of the European project? Why the European citizens are unsatisfied by the functioning of the Union? Do lobbying strategies generate tensions, and at which levels?