The Communication Policy of the European Commission: Radio Broadcasting since the 90s, from Radio E to Euranet Plus Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2015

start page

  • 13

end page

  • 27


  • 28(1)

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0214-0039

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2174-0895


  • In the middle of the most pronounced economic crisis since its inception, many of the communication policies initiated by the European Union in recent decades must be evaluated and redefined considering the future of the Union. The challenge to define Europe and create a common identity that respects the diversity of cultures within the Union has been attempted through various media policies. We explore the recent evolution of European radio policies, considering a range of projects from the global to network levels (e.g. Radio E, Euranet and Euranet Plus) that are fundamental to our understanding of the use of media in the development of a European identity that respects the diversity of cultures within the Union.


  • Information Science


  • radio broadcasting; european commission; public policies; diversity; communication