A lot of readers of my books ask either for places to discuss European issues and/or for discussion forums to find out which are the current issues on Europe.
Why do you need this kind of information?
- Because the future official should be able to understand and tackle complex issues from many different angles.
- Because the jury will often pose questions related to "hot" general issues
One of the "hottest" places to participate in such discussion is the European blogosphere.
The best articles and blogs I have recently discovered are:
- Blogs: Filling the EU's 'communication gap'? [Français][Deutsch]
- Getting a grip of the Euro-blogosphere
- Ennui and some new EU blogs
- The blogosphere and the media - An analysis from Italy on how traditional media are giving way to blogs
- Blogosphere: the voice of Europe? [Italiano] - A SWOT analysis of the European blogosphere
- The Euroblogosphere - Advent of a social movement or source for expert information? - A Diploma thesis
- Cartographie de la Toile européenne - An innovative graphical representation of the French and European blogosphere
- La Blogo-carte européenne [Français] - A map based graphical representation of the European blogosphere
- The European blogosphere - A thematical (by country) meta-directory
- Jon Worth's pick of the euroblogs - A feed aggregator of a number of blogs
The official blogs of the European Commissioners are available at http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/, while the YouTube space of the European Commission can be found at Sharing the Sights and Sounds of Europe [Français] [Deutsch]
Following the success of the World Wide Web, the new "social media" (i.a. blogs, wikis, youtube) are to be considered as the upcoming "people grassroot journalism" information points.
Readers are encouraged to share their favorite links.