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01 Jul
2019

June Newsletter – After new MEPs election: creating a media inter-group

Dear  Friend, There will be no summer break for European policy-makers until decisions are made about EU top jobs and coalitions are formed. The European Parliament has already suffered a setback as the Spitzenkandidaten process has been trampled by heads of states. This has triggered an OpEd by Christophe Leclercq, founder of EURACTIV Media Network, calling MEPs to..

28 Jun
2019

25th June event: “EU media sector needs a Marshall Plan, experts say”, by Antoine Germain | on EURACTIV.com

The policy forum “#Media4Democracy: A VP Democracy for Sound Platforms and Independent Media” was organised by Fondation EURACTIV, EU40, Future Media Lab. and Equinor in the European Parliament on 25 June 2019. It involved 10 speakers representing the EU institutions, the media sector, as well as associations and think-tanks: Strategy for media ecosystem 2019-2024, with..

26 Jun
2019

Opinion Piece on EURACTIV.com : “MEPs: Demand VP Democracy, after Spitzenkandidaten setback”

  Last week’s Summit did not bode well for Parliament’s Spitzenkandidaten process of electing the next Commission President. However, before endorsing the final ‘ticket’ put in front of them, parliamentary groups can make coalition demands: a new top job could help, for healthy media and sound platforms. Christophe Leclercq founded the EURACTIV Media Network and the..

06 Jun
2019

Press Release: #Media4Democracy networking event for MEPs

MEPs from different groups gather around media issues Europe’s Media Lab – #Media4Democracy – June 4th – Press release Fondation EURACTIV, in cooperation with EU40 hosted a first MEP networking event to gather interest for a Media Intergroup. Also, MEPs who worked towards a healthy media sector were awarded. Sound democracies need healthy media. It..

29 May
2019

May Newsletter – Democracy policies in 2019-24: platforms & media

Dear Friend, This newsletter builds on the election results, confirming major concerns for the EU’s future. Populism has many reasons, it was fed by social media platforms directly, and by the media sector indirectly. We can all help to tackle this worrying drift, more deeply than the disinformation initiatives of the previous mandate. After years..

27 May
2019

Opinion Piece on EURACTIV.com: “EU coalition and futureproof media: Europe needs a VP for Democracy”

  Given difficult elections, the new EU Commission President will need a theme supporting MEPs and Prime Ministers. After years of fake news, platforms’ self-regulation and media crisis, this ecosystem could be rebalanced by a Vice-President for Democracy, Media and Platforms, Christophe Leclercq argues. Christophe Leclercq founded the EURACTIV Media Network and the think-and-do tank Fondation..

30 Apr
2019

April Newsletter – Skills for media & EU policy priorities

  Dear Friend, After what will likely be “difficult” EU elections, what should 2019 be about? We believe it should focus on big ideas, notably democracy, as well as the revival of the media sector. Moving on from fighting fake news, cybersecurity and – rightly – from challenging dominant social platforms. In relation to these..

28 Mar
2019

Training European professionals in 21st century public policy and communication skills

Fondation EURACTIV and its media partner have trained around 1000 people over the years, mostly young media professionals. The foundation’s former Secretary General tries to draw some lessons from this experience, before the think-do tank embarks on new programmes. Training for life / Life long learning / Training by doing /Train the trainers These are..

26 Nov
2018

Blockchain-based technologies could resolve media’s financing challenge

Fondation EURACTIV interviewed Gagik Yeghiazarian, CEO and co-founder of PUBLIQ, about blockchain’s potential to address the media sector’s business challenges. As a former publisher and editor himself (Forbes Armenia, Forbes Georgia, Cosmopolitan Armenia), Gagik Yeghiazarian believes that a “working blockchain distributed independent media ecosystem where content developers, publishers and advertisers join to create, govern, manage and..

22 Oct
2018

Lutte contre la désinformation : une stratégie européenne et francophone

Lutte contre la désinformation Y a-t-il une stratégie européenne des médias ? Celle-ci est-elle essentielle pour la santé de l’UE et de la démocratie ? C’est par un consensus clair entre les participants que s’est ouverte la conversation conviée par l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie et la Fondation EURACTIV, le lundi 15 octobre 2018. Le..