Regional Conference on PSM and Minorities: Roma

RTK will host the first public service media conference with a specific focus on the Roma minorities in the Western Balkans region.

The remits of public service media often prescribe the amount of airtime which should be dedicated to minorities, including Roma. However, implementation and practice differ from country to country, from broadcaster to broadcaster. What is the situation in the EU accession countries?  What about programme quality? And how and why are public service media important for the Roma minorities in the region?

These and other questions will be addressed during the two-day conference by representatives of Roma  organisations, by national broadcasters with significant Roma minorities, and by representatives of international organisations such as the Council of Europe, OSCE and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO).

The aim of the conference is threefold: to analyse the current situation of both mainstream Roma programming and Roma media; to share best practices from the region and beyond; and to initiate a network of experts and explore the possibility of both exchange of programmes and of co-production.

The conference is an integral part of the  EBU-EU Action Plan for enabling the democratic role of public service media in the EU accession countries. The conference will be followed by regular meetings of the network of experts and by the application of the best practices to programming for other minorities.

For more information, see the programme.




Sur invitation uniquement


Swiss Diamond Hotel, Pristina

Event contact

Radka Betcheva
Senior Project Manager, Partnership Programme
Tel: +41 22 717 2006
Mobile: +41 79 545 05 01