“From Storytelling to Action: Visions and Proposals from European Citizens”, Carme Colomina and Héctor Sánchez Margalef (CIDOB, Barcelona)

Within the framework of the FACTS project1 (From Alternative Narratives to Citizens’ True EU Stories), CIDOB hosted two focus groups, with a total of nearly 60 participants,2 to learn more about citizens’ perceptions of the European Union, and to identify the narratives, rumours, and disinformation circulating about the European project. The aim is to document how these perceptions and mediated visions can affect construction of the idea of a European citizenship. The project also aims to examine the solidity of the traditional narrative that evokes peace and prosperity as the EU’s main achievement.

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