1 THE EUROPEAN WEEK 2

 

From May 21st to May 25th 2012, students from Funäsdalen (Sweden), from Casalmaggiore (Italy), from Breda (The Netherlands), from Castle Donington (The United Kingdom), and from Coudekerque-Branche  (France) watched the main news bulletin on the most popular TV channel, recorded the time dedicated to the other European countries and noted down the topics.

 

The assignment:

“Comparing European news on national television news bulletins “.

 

End product: A survey about this item published in grids and comments

 

Assignment:

During one week (Monday to Friday),  the pupils from each partner country watch the main news bulletin on the most popular TV channel, record the time dedicated to the other (not their own country) European countries and note down the topics briefly.

Each country collects the information and the pupils note down the results in the final grid.

The results are sent to France which will write graphs and comments.

 

The results.

 

1)    Which country in the project is the most European? Which country talks most of the other members of the EU?

 

Number of minutes dedicated to the other countries.

 

1-FRANCE

         2-ITALY

  3-HOLLAND

     4-UK

 5-SWEDEN

72mn 21s

52mn 54s

18mn  39s

18mn 20s

16mn 21s

 

  8

 

Winner : France with  72 minutes 21 seconds dedicated to the other European countries.

 

  2)     Which countries in the EU are most mentioned in the news bulletins of the Europinion Comenius project partners from  May 21st to May 25th2012 ? …….(number of times and number of minutes dedicated)

 

a)    Number of times the countries were mentioned

EUROPE

GREECE

ITALY

GERMANY

UK

SPAIN

FRANCE

BELGIUM

HUNGARY

NETHERLANDS

16

13

9

8

7

7

6

3

3

1

a)    Number

   4       

 

  b)Time dedicated to each mentioned country.

 

EUROPE

GREECE

UK

FRANCE

GERMANY

ITALY

SPAIN

BELGIUM

HUNGARY

NETHERLANDS

37 mn10s

35mn23s

25 mn30s

20mn49s

18mn44s

16mn30

11 mn45s

8mn

4mn36s

0mn11s

  

6      The European country most often and longest mentioned abroad was … the European Union itself!

It was mentioned 16 times and 37mn 10 seconds were dedicated to it.

 

The positions and main topics

 

1-Europe (mentioned in: GB, Sweden, The Netherlands, France, Italy)

-    Meeting of the European summit.

-         European initiatives to save the economy- measures for growth.

-         Eurovision song contest.

 

2-Greece (mentioned in: GB, Italy, France

-         Economic  and political crisis.

-         Leaving the Euro?

-         Leaving the EU?

 

3-The UK (mentioned in: France, Italy)

-         The Olympic Games in London in July 2012.

-         Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

-         Michelle Obama’s visit to UK.

 

4-France (mentioned in: GB, Sweden, Italy, The Netherlands)

 -general election (house of representatives in June.

-François Hollande proposes Euro-bonds.

-The Cannes Festival.

 

5-Germany (mentioned in: GB, The  Netherlands, France, Sweden)

-economic crisis: banks, export, loans, public spending.

-end of nuclear plants , back to coal.

-Objection to helping other countries in debt crisis.

 

6- Italy (mentioned in: GB, France, The Netherlands, Sweden)

-earthquake in Northern Italy: damages, rebuilding.

-Terrorist attack in Brindisi.

- Pope's butler arrested in Vatican leaks scandal

7-Spain (mentioned in: GB, The Netherlands, France, Sweden)

-public spending:  banks, export, taxes.

 

8- Belgium (mentioned in: The Netherlands, France)

-traditions.

-Dutch polder has to be flooded for the use of a Belgian harbour.

 

9-Hungary (mentioned in: France)

-swimming European championship.

 

10- The Netherlands (mentioned in: Sweden)

-Dutch owner of company.

 

Only 10 countries were mentioned. Remember there are 27 countries in the EU…Nothing seems to happen in the 17 other countries…Perhaps as Leo Tolstoy said: Happy people have no history..”

 

 

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