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The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Against the backdrop of arguably one of the most tumultuous years in European affairs, the lecture by Martin Porter drew on the most recent opinion survey data from an annual survey by Edelman, on the state of trust between four major constituencies - Government, Business, NGOs and the media. He examined what these findings meant for the way in which each needs to understand the others, and how to engage with them as a result, whilst also considering the specific implications for the European Union, its policy-making and institutions, and the conduct of public affairs in it.
See below for an event review, a power point presentation and some images.
Click HERE to download a full summary of Martin Porter's talk on Trust in Europe, as well as of Richard Bellamy's response and the ensuing discussion session.
Power Point Presentation
Click HERE to download Martin Porter's power point presentation, including extensive data sets from the Edelman survey he was discussing.