COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

COST Action      Horizon 2020

WG1 meeting – Empirical perspectives on written and oral data on public policy argumentation

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Full program HERE

Dates: 17-18 October 2019

Location: University of Belgrade

Scientific committee: Sara Greco (USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland), Barbara De Cock (UCLouvain, Belgium), Ana Milojevic (University of Belgrade) and Jelena Kleut (University of Novi Sad).

Main local organiser: Ana Milojevic (University of Belgrade)


Aims and brief description of the workshop: This workshop has a double aim. Firstly, in relation to the objectives and deliverables of Year 2, during this workshop a final draft of the report on existing data on public policy argumentation will be discussed and revised with the participants. Secondly, the largest part of the workshop will be devoted to data sessions, in which participants are invited to discuss one or more datasets (or excerpts of data) starting from their theoretical and methodological perspective. Aim of these data sessions is to discuss about different and complementary methodological and analytical perspectives and proposing insights for joint annotation, which is one of the aims of the COST. This scientific work will also be the basis for joint publications in year 3 and year 4 of the COST (as foreseen for next deliverables).

Interested participants are requested to send by 1 July 2019 to all members of the scientific committee (;;; a 300 word discussion of a specific data excerpt related to the COST action which they would like to develop on during the workshop. More concretely, this description should include the specificities of the excerpt, the theoretical and methodological choices underlying the work related to this excerpt and suggestions concerning how this excerpt can contribute to the goals of developing a joint method for analysing public policy argumentation within the COST action.

Selection of participants: Participants will be selected in order to guarantee variety and complementarity in relation to the following criteria: (a) theoretical/disciplinary background, (b) methodological preferences, (c) language competences. The scientific committee will select 6-8 participants from WG1 based on these proposals and with a view to assuring gender and age balance as well as complementarity related to the above-mentioned criteria. The selected participants will then use their proposal in the October workshop; they will equally be asked to comment on at least one excerpt from someone else’s datasets from their own perspective, in order to favor the discussion on joint annotation.

In addition, we will invite an external expert to give a keynote talk regarding data analysis and methodology and two invited guests from WG2 and WG3 respectively.


COST Action          Horizon 2020


COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

COST Action CA17132

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

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Andreia Zorrinho - Grant Manager [CA 17132]
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