In comparison to other media, radio enjoys little attention among researchers; it appears that the most-used medium is such a routine accompaniment to the day that there is no need to bother about it. Together with 13 partner organisations from ten European countries, the Institute wants to promote interest in research into radio and to draw more attention to it through the international networking of researchers into radio. At the same time, a basis was to be created for intensifying comparative research into radio.
To this end, an “International Radio Research Network” was founded, which is trying by various means to enliven radio research in Europe: summer schools and international conferences on radio have been organised – in April 2004 in Bordeaux, in 2005 in Seville, in 2006 in Bilbao, Lublin and Brussels.
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