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Rising Stars for Media Cooperation


26 Sep 2017 17:00


Conference Room, 2nd floor, EURACTIV
International Press Centre, Bvd Charlemagne 1
1000  Brussels



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Event Description

Extensive interviews and meetings with publishers, editors and MEPs from across Europe make it clear that there is a strong demand for a different type of media cooperation and exchanges.

That is why the Institut d’études européennes at the Université libre de Bruxelles joins forces and “savoir-faire” with Fondation EURACTIV and the Press Club Brussels Europe to promote this skill-building project for media professionals: #Stars4Media (#Erasmus4Media).

Fondation EURACTIV is working with the European Parliament on a pilot project proposal which could launch the initiative in 2018. We would love you to be a part of it!

We believe that cross-border on-the-job exchanges are the most effective way to tackle the crisis of the European media sector. The basis of the concept is to exchange up-and-coming professionals across borders to develop innovative and sustainable solutions and share best practices with senior managers.



17:00 Welcome and overview

Maroun Labaki, President, Press Club Brussels Europe

Prof Ramona Coman, IEE – ULB

Presentation of Media4EU by Christophe Leclercq, Founder EURACTIV


17:20 Panel 1: Challenges for the media landscape in the digital age + Q&A

Moderation, Pascaline Gaborit, Secretary General, Fondation EURACTIV

Keynote speaker: Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director Media and Data Directorate (DG CONNECT)

Elmar Brok (MEP, EPP)

Max von Abendroth, EMMA


18:15 Panel 2: New skills for media professionals + Q&A

Moderation & presentation of Stars4Media(Erasmus4Media) by Christophe Leclercq

Jean Arthuis (MEP, ALDE)

Mercedes Bresso (MEP, S&D)

Biba Klomp, European Journalism Centre (EJC)

Luciano Morganti, VUB


19:00 Networking Reception

(Optional parallel session: Master in European Union Studies (MEUS) module led by Ramona Coman, Concha Lozano and Christophe Leclercq, insights into this new IEE course starting in autumn 2017)




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