The Framing of Crises in Europe

International author workshop organised by Dr Benedetta Voltolini at the Centre d’etudes europeennes, Sciences Po Paris on December 7th-8th, 2017, with a paper by Amelie Kutter on ‚Perpetuating austerity: narratives of the Eurozone crisis‘.

The current context of omnipresent crises (economic, refugee, Ukraine, legitimacy, etc.) offers an interesting opportunity to reflect on the meaning of ‘crisis’ and on how crises are framed, narrated and what implications this has on political action. This workshop will thus analyse current crises in Europe to unravel processes of framing and narrative construction, to discuss how frames are enacted and with what implications, to investigate which actors contribute to framing processes and what makes certain actors successful in shaping frames and narratives.