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Ongoing projects


#Media4EU led to the Stars4Media pilot project (see brochure), that is an exchange programme for young media professionals. This initiative aims to build key skills for the participants, boost innovation initiatives, and eventually develop sustainable business models. See list of moral supports.
In particular, Stars4Media will encourage innovation through skill-building activities between “like-minded” media outlets. This project will deepen key skills, such as: use of social media, video pitch, reporting techniques, online advertising; as well as cooperation and negotiation with social media platforms, sponsoring, and public funding bidding.

Europe's media lab.

Europe’s Media Lab is a series of events designed to enrich the conversation on the sector’s needs at EU level. It is a one-in-5-year opportunity to have a healthy media sector as “EU priority” through two phases:

1/Policy Forum: Meet new MEPs and inform about the media sector’s needs at the European Parliament ;

2/Innovation Forum: Bottom-up policy, learning & input, match-making



In 2017, through the #Media4EU research project, we interviewed more than 30 media experts from six countries. More specifically, we discussed the parallel between the crises facing the sector and those facing Europe itself, as well as ways to foster better cooperation (EURACTIV Special Report #Media4EU: Can innovation beat the crises facing the EU and media?). The #Media4EU initiative was developed with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Institut d’Études Européennes).

Our presentation at EPSC with 45 officials on top EU priorities:

Read here our Activity Report 2018 and stay updated on our next events!

Past projects

EU Journalism Fellowship 2011-2013

38 young journalists working in a dozen different European media received a one-week induction seminar and a five-week on-the-job training on EU reporting for three different media in Brussels (EURACTIV, DPA Agency, Radio France). This project was implemented thanks to the generous support of key foundations, such as the Robert Bosch Stiftung (2011-2013), Open Society Foundation (2012) and Fondation Hippocrène (2013).

In particular, the programme was designed to provide independent quality journalism across Europe, aiming for ‘up and coming’ young journalists to gain experience in EU policies and online media. The main objectives of the training were to:

  • Understand the policy making process in the institutions
  • Learn the tools to cover EU affairs from outside Brussels
  • Create a network in Brussels
  • Learn to find a local angle to an EU story

Our achievements

  • Together with OIF: development of French-language coverage around Europe

  • Together with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, boosting Europe coverage of development policy in three languages, alongside Gates’ cooperation with Le MondeEl Paísthe Guardian and EJC/Der Spiegel.

We are accountable

Strengthening fact checking and monitoring capacity on disinformation.

We engage in dialogue

Supporting cross-border mobility, dialogue, and media pluralism.

We test ideas

We encourage, exchange, and discuss new ideas and creative thinking.

Where we work

Our offices

Fondation EURACTIV works when relevant with and draws upon the experience of the EURACTIV media network, present in 13 countries and publishing in 13 languages. We share the same origins, values and work in the same offices.