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When: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | 11:00-14:30
Where: Fondation EURACTIV, Blvd. Charlemagne 1, 2nd floor
Organised by: Fondation EURACTIV and the Green/EFA group, with the support of the ALDE group

"Can the EU do more for a healthy media sector?"

23 January 2019 | 11:00-14:30
Healthy democracies need a healthy media sector. Yet, faced with multiple attacks and challenges, notably technological and financial, the sector needs a coordinated response.
Media independence for quality debates – This first panel exchange will be focused on media independence and freedom of the press in Europe, moderated by Stephen Boucher, with MEPs Helga Trüpel and Benedek Jávor (Greens), Christophe Deloire of RSF, and other high-level speakers from the media, foundations and NGOs.
Keynote speech over lunch: Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
What can the EU do for the media sector’s sustainability – This second panel will be moderated by Christophe Leclercq and bring together key MEPs, notably Elmar Brok (EPP), Maria João Rodrigues (S&D) and Morten Løkkegaard (ALDE), academics, industry representatives, foundations and NGOs.

Download the full event draft agenda HERE!

Past events

2018 Brussels DisinfoLab

The event “Disinformation – the playbook and how to fight it: 2018 Brussels DisinfoLab”, co-organised by EUDisinfoLab and the Atlantic Council, was held on April 11, 2018 at the EurActiv premises in Brussels with 80 participants. The goal of the event was to shed light on disinformation operations not only in the EU, but also globally. Disinformation, just as “fake news” among the population, is a buzz word among Brussels officials and experts. There is a consensus that it’s a priority for Western societies to fight it, but often without an understanding of the complexity of the issue.

CODES: Debating Euroscepticism

In January 2018, we organised an interactive workshop showcasing the results of the CODES project co-funded by “Europe for Citizens”, and discussing solutions to engage local media and citizens, and combat misinformation. Through public debates in 6 different countries, the CODES project identified the sources of public Euroscepticism and developed tools to present benefits of the EU in local environmentThe main project output is an innovative communication strategy based on a bottom-up approach  (read here the policy brief: Being active, less formal and going local: Adjusting communication strategy).

Rising stars for media cooperation

Key MEPs Elmar Brok and Mercedes Bresso, top practitioners and academics led a discussion on the future of media cooperation and innovation on September 26, 2017 within the EURACTIV Brussels Network Office. The conference confirmed that cross-border on-the-job exchanges are a pioneering tool to tackle the crisis of the European media sector. The basis of the concept is to exchange up-and-coming professionals (“rising stars”) to develop innovative and sustainable solutions, and then share best practices with more senior managers.

Conferences & Activities

Our events

Fondation EURACTIV organises policy stakeholder events in Brussels. We host panel discussions moderated by a relevant expert, with 4-10 speakers representing the European Commission, the European Parliament (MEPs), Member States, media sector, industry and associations, civil society and think tanks. We gather high-level participants from all EU institutions, including MEPs, European and national-level associations and organisations, private companies, NGOs, think tanks, academia and media. We use different formats: conference, fishbowl, roundtable, hackathon…


Partners' events

Occasionally, we address and/or co-organise events with our partners to encourage the development of projects, activities and creative ideas focused on the future of the media industry.

Training & Workshops

We also promote debates and sharing of best practices, through training programmes and interactive workshops. In cooperation with our partners, universities and foundations we organise lively discussion groups aimed at involving all participants, developing skills and stimulating innovative approaches.