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Engage, Empower, Enjoy!

This high-level Conference will look at the status of culture and content in EU media policy and invite participants to think the future of EU policies in this field

The “Engage, Empower, Enjoy! A Future Media Agenda for Europe” Conference will focus on what can and needs to be done to ensure that the media ecosystem remains driven by the creation of great content reaching audiences the way they want it.

In particular, the Conference will highlight the need to refocus on the cultural, societal and democratic role of the media, an element that seems to have lost prominence in EU policies over the past few years. In this regard, the conference will shine a spotlight on the values and key role played by public service media.

Including footage of top television and radio programmes, interviews with key decision makers and thinkers in the media sector, demonstrations of the latest innovations in the media sector, and a dynamic newsroom-like set-up, “Engage, Empower, Enjoy!” will give policy makers and stakeholders the possibility to meet those who are driving innovation for audiences every day. It will provide a forum to discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions in a long-term perspective.

The day culminates in the prestigious Rose d’Or awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner celebration of the “best of the best” in entertainment programming.

The Conference is part of the Eurovision AND Euroradio event, running from 28 to 31 May in Brussels.

The Media Summit is the most valued and respected forum for programme-makers and content producers looking to network, share ideas and be inspired. It is where the industry needs to be to connect with the most creative people, and to share and discuss the most exciting and thought-provoking ideas.

The summit attracts Europe’s finest producers and commissioners, as well as industry experts, decision-makers and contributors across all genres.


Speakers and guests


Monica Maggioni, Head of RAI News

Pat Rabbitte, Irish Minister for Communications
Jean-Paul Philippot, EBU President

Jan Truszczynski, Director General of DG Culture and Education

European Commission

Roberto Viola, Deputy Director General, DG CNECT

European Commission

Ingrid Deltenre, EBU Director General
Alexander Wrabetz, Director General ORF
Oltea Serban-Parau, Chief Editor Radio Romania
Michael Hill, Managing Director UK Radioplayer Ltd.
Roger Mosey, Editorial Director, BBC
Gunilla Ohls, Director of Strategy, YLE
Eric Scherer, Director of Future Media, France télévisions
Morten Hesseldahl, Executive Director of Cultural Affairs, DR
Asunción Gomez Bueno, Chairwoman of EBU News COmmittee
Jan Bruyneel, VRT
Christian Gillinger, Project Manager Digital Media, Swedish Radio
Jean-François Boyer, Independent Producer, Tetra media Fiction
James Heath, Controller of Policy & Regulation, BBC
Sophie Jones, Head of Corporate Relations, Channel 4
Peter Weber, Legal Director, ZDF

... And more




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